Structure of Electrolyte Controls Battery Performance
04 Dec 2018
Implementing calcium-ion batteries
The research team at the Department of Electrical and Electronic Information Engineering, Toyohashi University of Technology has reported that adding water into electrolyte improves the function of vanadium oxide, which is one of positive electrode material in calcium-ion batteries. Although water in electrolytes is known to produce many negative effects, it has now been found to bring about a phenomenon that speeds up the conventionally slow reaction of calcium-ion batteries. The results of the present study indicate that this phenomenon is caused by changes in the electrolyte structure. It is believed that this discovery will greatly benefit the development of electrolytes for implementing calcium-ion batteries in the future.
Full text: Structure of Electrolyte Controls Battery Performance
TUT website: Press release