What is it about?
A new battery for energy storage at high temperatures. This new battery uses a soft electrolyte of mixed molten salts and oxide-ion conducting oxide powder to avoid flowing of the electrolyte which will allow the battery to better perform in mobile or portable devices (e.g. electric vehicles) and reduce evaporation and corrosion of the molten salt used. This new battery has comparable energy density with lithium ion batteries, but offers much higher power density, longer service life and lower environmental impact.
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Why is it important?
First of its kind reported in the literature, opening a new field of electrolyte science and technology .
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This page is a summary of: Quasi-solid-state electrolyte for rechargeable high-temperature molten salt iron-air battery, Energy Storage Materials, March 2021, Elsevier, DOI: 10.1016/j.ensm.2020.11.014.
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Salt battery design overcomes 'bump' in the road to help electric cars go the extra mile
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