Imagine your phone having a battery that charges continuously for five days or an electric vehicle with a battery that does not drain till 1000 kilometres without the need to refuel. Well, hopes are a group of researchers at the Monash University are reported to be on the verge of copmmercialising world’s most efficient Lithium Sulphur battery.
Reports said that this Lithium Sulphur battery could outsmart any of the batteries available now in the market. The team of researchers was led by Dr Mahdokht Shaibani of teh Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering at Monash University. In the research, it was found that the Lithium Sulphur battery that was developed performed better than the present Lithium battery. The study had come up last week in the Science Advances magazine.
The prototype cells have been successfully fabricated by Fraunhofer Institute for Material and Beam Technology in Germany. They are the R & D partners of the new research. Meanwhile, a few of the leading manufacturers of batteries is reported to have expressed their interest in collaborating and in upscalling production.
Professor mainak Majumder, who was associated with the study, was quoted in the reports as saying that the new finding would revolutionise the concept of batteries and transform the way of manufacture of phones, computers and cars in the future.
It has been reported that the researchers used the same materials used in Lithium ion batteries but reconfigured the design of sulphur cathodes so that they could accommodate higher stress loads without compromising on the performance. Moreover, it is said that the manufacturing cost would be less.