Scientists in a new study have found that spinach can provide power for batteries. The work was carried out by specialists from the United States, according to the Daily Mail.
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As part of the study, its authors managed to transform spinach into ULFs, due to which it becomes possible to accelerate the oxygen reduction process, including in fuel cells and some batteries. It turned out that the plant is ahead of catalysts made of platinum in its stability and overall degree of activity. The advantage is in a much more affordable cost of “raw materials”. In the course of the work, scientists first washed the spinach, then squeezed juice from it, dried and chopped. The next step was the application of a layer of nitrogen, which improved productivity. The output is carbon nano-plates, which are like a sheet of paper, but in thickness at the level of a human hair.
Appropriate catalysts are required to accelerate the oxygen reduction reaction. This way you can get enough current and generate energy.