Feb 24 2023 | Posted by WUN

High-capacity energy storage based on affordable, eco-friendly materials


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Worldwide Universities Network researchers used cheap and abundant starting materials to synthesize a small molecule organic electrode material and achieved a considerable performance boost with various battery chemistries. The new cathode material exhibited unparalleled cycling stability, ultra-high capacity, and rate capability in aqueous zinc-ion batteries.

Natural resources are dwindling worldwide. This crunch is badly affecting clean energy production and utilization as well. To ensure sustainable production and consumption of clean energy, there is a need for developing greener, less toxic energy storage materials. Being able to store energy in an affordable and sustainable way is an important milestone in the direction of achieving SDG-7.

Organic electrode materials offer many advantages, including low toxicity, sustainability, and chemical/structural tunability toward high energy density.

PV Magazine reports.

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