Research on new battery technology resolves Lithium-Ion’s biggest problem

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Almost all electronic devices these days run on Lithium-Ion batteries. These batteries are often used in portable battery stations, electric vehicles, and other electronic devices. However, with continued use, their performance degrades rapidly. A Japanese institute has now discovered a new battery technology that can make battery health loss a thing of the past.

JAIST Battery Technology: Overview

After a couple of years, the battery health of all smartphones, including the flagships, degrades. As a result, most smartphones only have a quarter of their battery capacity as years go by. Researchers and big brands are working furiously to find a reliable alternative. A research team from Japan’s Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (JAIST) has discovered a breakthrough material that allows the battery to retain its capacity for at least five years and probably longer.

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The research, led by Professor Noriyoshi Matsumi, discovers that the Li-Ion battery we use these days contains a binder substance known as Polyvinylidene Fluoride (PVDF). Binder is in charge of keeping the active material particles inside the electrode of a lithium-ion battery (LIB) together in order to maintain a strong association between the electrodes. After 500 charging cycles, the PVDF binder we use degrades, losing 35% of its charging power in this brief period of time. 

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The new binder material by the JAIST team, however, is known as Bis-imino-acenaphthenequinone-Paraphenylene (BP); and it can maintain 95% battery health after 1700 charge cycles. That’s 5 years of battery life without losing its almost original capacity. According to Matsumi, the production of long-lasting batteries would aid in the development of more dependable devices for long-term use. Furthermore, it will enable customers to buy costly battery-based assets such as electric vehicles, ensuring long-term efficiency.

Verdict

We hope to see major companies collaborate and do more research on this subject. The newly discovered battery technology by the Japanese institute has the potential to change a long-term issue with batteries. Additionally, brand loyalty will improve, and customers will be able to enjoy reliable and durable products.

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