Harvard scientists create high-performing battery inspired by vitamins - electricity storage

by:MERITSUN     2020-01-04
Harvard scientists create high-performing battery inspired by vitamins  -  electricity storage
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The capacity to store organic molecular energy flows the battery.
Scientists at Harvard University have identified a new high.
Inspired by vitamin B2, organic molecules can safely store power from solar and wind energy in large batteries.
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The capacity flow cell, which stores energy in organic molecules, is called quin ketone and food additives.
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Performance, nonflammable, non-toxic, non-
Corrosive and low-
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Scale, cheap power storage.
While the versatile quinone has shown great promise for mobile batteries, researchers continue to explore other organic molecules in pursuit of better performance.
Ph. Kaixiang Lin said: "After considering about a million different quinones, we have developed a new battery electrolyte material that expands the possibilities of what we can do. D.
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"Its simple synthesis means that it should be manufactured on a large scale at a very low cost, which is an important goal of this project," Lin said . ".
Mobile batteries store energy in solutions in external tanks
The larger the tank, the more energy will be stored.
In 2014, researchers at Harvard University replaced the metal ions used as regular battery electrolyte materials in acidic electrolyte, which is a molecule that stores energy in plants and animals.
Last year, they developed a quinone that can work in alkaline solutions with common food additives.
In the current study, the team found inspiration from vitamin B2, which helps to store energy in food in the body.
The key difference between B2 and quinones is that nitrogen atoms, not oxygen atoms, are involved in the pick-up and release of electrons.
Michael J Aziz said: "There are only a few adjustments to the original B2 molecule, and this new group of molecules has become a good candidate for alkaline mobile batteries, "Professor of Engineering and Applied Science at Harvard University John a Paulson.
"They have high stability and solubility and provide high battery voltage and storage capacity.
"Because the vitamins are very easy to make, the molecules can be made on a large scale at a very low cost," Aziz said . ".
"We design these molecules to meet the needs of our batteries, but it's actually nature that suggests this way of storing energy," said Harvard professor Roy Gordon . ".
"Nature produces similar molecules that are very important in storing energy in our bodies," he said . ".
The study was published in the journal Natural Energy.
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