You've successfully subscribed to Warp News
Great! Next, complete checkout for full access to Warp News
Welcome back! You've successfully signed in.
Thank you! Check your email inbox to activate your account.
Success! Your billing info is updated.
Billing info update failed.
Scientists in Germany figured out a way to use calcium to improve our batteries

Scientists in Germany figured out a way to use calcium to improve our batteries

Warp Curated News
Warp Curated News

Today you can find lithium-ion batteries in smartphones, tablets, laptops, electric cars, and nearly all the electronics around you. But while ubiquitous, the lithium battery is facing several challenges. There’s the limited physical nature of lithium’s output but also the environmental havoc its extraction leaves on the surrounding areas.

That’s why scientists around the globe are continuously looking for new, more optimal alternatives out of which to manufacture our batteries. The most recent breakthrough in this quest involves a newly-synthesized calcium-based chemical which might be safer and cheaper than today’s lithium ones. While calcium has been considered before as a base for batteries, researchers have lacked a suitable electrolyte – the medium through which electrical charge flows inside a battery.

Now scientists in Germany have managed to find the missing piece by trying a new approach. The team of researchers reacted a calcium compound with a fluorine-containing compound to create…
Continue Reading at The Optimist Daily…

📝 Get a weekly dose of fact-based optimism right in your inbox every week.

Join over 15,000 optimistic, forward-looking subscribers who are making a better and more prosperous future come sooner.