A New Design Strategy for Better Lithium Oxygen Batteries

"Yale researchers have devised a method that brings marketable Li-O2 batteries closer to reality, improving both the batteries’ performance and the ability to study them."

First Published By SciTechDaily

"In recent years, lithium-oxygen batteries have intrigued researchers with their potential. They can store at least two to three times the energy as lithium-ion batteries can, which are the current standard for consumer electronics, so laptops could theoretically run longer on a single charge and electric cars would drive farther."

"Researchers in the lab of Prof. André D. Taylor in Chemical & Environmental Engineering have devised a method that brings marketable Li-O2 batteries closer to reality, improving both the batteries’ performance and the ability to study them. Their findings are published online in ACS Nano Letters."

"The modification not only led to a more efficient battery cell function, but it allowed the researchers to examine the composition of discharge products and the catalytic sites using Raman and X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy."

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