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Developers from Denmark have proposed a revolutionary way to turn stones into a battery for energy storage

Natasha Kumar By Natasha Kumar Jul9,2024

Developers from Denmark proposed a revolutionary way to turn stones into a battery for energy storage

Researchers from the Technical University of Denmark discovered a new material based on rock silicates that can replace lithium in batteries. This material has the potential to become the basis for new types of energy storage devices that will be affordable and insensitive to moisture. Potassium and sodium silicates, which make up rocks, are among the most common minerals on Earth. . According to scientists, this material can conduct ions at high temperatures and does not react to moisture, which is its significant advantage.Researchers note that the potential of potassium silicate as a solid electrolyte has been known for a long time, but it was previously ignored due to problems with the weight and size of potassium ions.

The main advantage of the new material is its insensitivity. to temperature and humidity changes. This allows it to be formed into a thin layer inside the battery, which resembles paper in thickness. The material is made of powder based on potassium silicate, which is mixed with a binder and a solvent.  After that, it is rolled out with a roller in the form of thin white ribbons and dried.

The production process of this material includes the creation of a uniform thin layer, which allows the formation of solid-state batteries with high conductivity. This is significant increases the efficiency of batteries compared to traditional lithium-ion batteries. Today, solid-state batteries based on potassium and sodium silicates have a low level of technological readiness, so they will not appear on the market soon.

Natasha Kumar

By Natasha Kumar

Natasha Kumar has been a reporter on the news desk since 2018. Before that she wrote about young adolescence and family dynamics for Styles and was the legal affairs correspondent for the Metro desk. Before joining The Times Hub, Natasha Kumar worked as a staff writer at the Village Voice and a freelancer for Newsday, The Wall Street Journal, GQ and Mirabella. To get in touch, contact me through my 1-800-268-7116

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