Cambridge Researchers Preview Lithium-Oxygen Battery Demo
The University of Cambridge Researchers has proclaimed the makings of a lithium-oxygen battery. This technology could energize electric cars and other power-hungry devices better than the current lithium-ion batteries.
School scientists have made a battery whose technology could power up electric vehicles and other battery-type gadgetries far more than the present lithium-ion technology. Though it may look like it is still decades away from reality, the University of Cambridge unveiled a lab demo concept of a lithium-oxygen battery that brings down many of the walls that have hampered the progress of this technology.
The school researchers expressed that the battery claims high energy density, about 93 percent capable than prior efforts and can be recharged more than a thousand times. Cambridge Chemistry Professor Clare Grey spearheaded the research. She calls the concept a step forward to a practical battery, though with many obstacles in the future. The scientists deep-rooted that it could take a while before a practical lithium-oxygen battery is made available, because the battery's capacity to charge and discharge is very low.
For electric cars, a fully-charged compact battery has been unable to attain that of an engine running with a full tank of gas because present lithium-ion batteries do not pack that kind of kick. Although first introduced in 1991, rechargeable lithium-ion batteries helped power portable devices such as smartphones and laptops as well as giving life to electric cars.
Also known as lithium-air, the batteries have the likelihood to distribute desired energy because of its high power density. It has the ability to store power for a given mass that could be 10 times compared to that of lithium-ion batteries and gasoline. The cost is low and the weight is light so as to compare with the lithium-ion technology.
Although, problems surround the lithium-oxygen batteries like its lifespan and capacity, troublesome efficiency, chemical reaction, performance and safety issues. It also needs pure oxygen rather than air itself. Still under development, the school already made its steps patenting this discovery as an intellectual property of Cambridge Enterprises.
Researchers Create A Doomsday-Ready 'Liquid' Battery That Can Last For Over A Decade
Researchers at Harvard were able to create a "liquid" battery that is capable of providing energy for over 10 years.
Murata To Supply Batteries For Samsung Galaxy S8, Is It Safe?
Samsung is asking Murata Manufacturing Company to supply for them batteries for the Galaxy S8, because Samsung was impressed with the reliability and performance of Sony's lithium-ion batteries.
Did iPhone 8 Just Remove Its Biggest Feature?
According to a written report published by Copperfield Research, the iPhone 8 will not have a wireless charging feature due to some reasons. In the report, it shows a detailed analysis for every action that Apple has taken in recent years regarding the wireless charging technology.
Cancer Studies Trouble: Only 2 Out of 5 Cancer Papers Successfully Replicated
The result of a major finding on cancer researches reveal cancer studies trouble as scientists were only succesful in replicating 2 out of 5 papers. Scientists say that this finding significantly affects cancer researches on treatment.
Incredible Tips And Tricks To Boost Your iPhone´s Battery Life
Having a great battery life is probably the most important detail that any iPhone seeks to achieve, considering that this is actually more important than other features.
Stephen Hawking Marks his 75th Birthday Making Him The Oldest Person With ALS, Has He Defied The Odds? Details Inside
Considering that the life expectancy of a person living with ALS is just but short, has the renowned Physicist Stephen Hawking really defied the odds as he reaches another milestone in his life? Does it mean that the cure for the said disease will soon be discovered? Here’s what health experts have to say
MORE IN ITECHPOST
6 Must-Take Steps to Protect Yourself from a Data Breach
A data breach can take place in many ways. Whether it involves gaining physical access to your laptop or a malicious cyberattack on your device, the safety of your data could be easily compromised at any time.
How Do Personal Emergency Response Systems Work?
Personal emergency response systems, known as PERS for short, are systems that help people to raise the alarm and get immediate help when a medical or personal emergency occurs. They are ideal for older people and anyone with a mobility issue or an injury or illness that can cause falls.
Eight Must-Have Tools to Keep Your Car Out of Garage
We all dread taking our car to a garage for repairs. We might just want to avoid the inconvenience of being off the road or maybe the costs associated, which can even lead to knock-on effects on things like our holiday plans.
6 Hacks for Students to Choose a Laptop While on a Budget
The modern world tries to drown us in the sea of choices. One can’t simply buy a laptop - there are hundreds of laptops around and sometimes our budget becomes the only real limitation we can rely on. But how to choose other parameters to get the best laptop possible?