Researchers at the University of New South Wales have made a significant breakthrough in the development of solid-state batteries, which could potentially revolutionize the battery industry.
One of the major challenges in the use of batteries is their capacity loss due to repeated charging and discharging. This results in a reduction in the amount of time a smartphone or electric vehicle can operate on a single charge, which can be frustrating for users.
However, a recent study published in the journal Nature Materials demonstrates that the researchers at the University of New South Wales have developed a battery that effectively addresses this issue, potentially overcoming this long-standing issue in battery technology.
The device was tested through 400 charge and discharge cycles and performed well without any problems. However, the leader of the research team, Naoaki Yabuuchi, noted that the device is not yet perfect. Once completed, the new technology could significantly improve the operation of electric vehicles by making them faster to charge, longer to hold a charge and less vulnerable to battery damage.
These improvements could make electric cars and aircraft more affordable compared to conventional gasoline-powered vehicles.