29 Oct '16, 9pm

Vampire Bat-teries: Blood Molecule Makes Make Lithium-Oxygen Batteries More Efficient

It’s the time of year for ghosts, goblins, and blood-draining – batteries? Yale University researchers have determined that a molecule that transports oxygen in blood could be critical to the next generation of batteries. Lithium-oxygen (Li-O2) batteries have been around for a few years as a successor to lithium-ion batteries. These new batteries can go weeks without a charge, meaning they could be a good option for electric cars. Researchers looking to make Li-O2 batteries available for commercial applications had to figure out a way to prevent the formation of lithium peroxide, a solid precipitate that covers the surface of batteries’ oxygen electrodes. A catalyst was needed to efficiently complete a process called oxygen evolution reaction in which lithium oxide products decompose back into lithium ions and oxygen gas. Andre Taylor, a Yale associate professor of chemica...

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