27 Apr '17, 8pm

Zinc Battery Breakthrough Could Mean Safer, Lighter Cars and Smartphones

Zinc Battery Breakthrough Could Mean Safer, Lighter Cars and Smartphones

Now Rolison, Burz and their colleagues have developed a zinc-based battery whose internal structure can suppress dendrite formation. The zinc anode has a porous, sponge-like architecture that helps charge move uniformly across the entire structure when the battery discharges and recharges. “Electric currents are more uniformly distributed within the sponge, making it physically difficult to form dendrites,” says Joseph Parker, a research chemist at the U.S. Naval Research Laboratory.

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