IIT Experts Invent Anode Material Which Helps Lithium Batteries Charge Fast
New Delhi: Soon, you will be able to charge your battery-based gadgets or even electric vehicles at an ultra-fast speed as a team of researchers from the Indian Institute of Technology, Gandhinagar (IITGN) and the Japan Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (JAIST) has invented a new anode material that enables lithium batteries to be recharged within minutes.
According to the team, the new two-dimensional (2D) anode material was developed using nanosheets derived from titanium diboride (TiB2), a material that resembles a multi-stacked sandwich where metal atoms are present in between layers of boron.
“What makes this work especially useful is the fact that the method to synthesise TiB2 nanosheets is inherently scalable. It only requires mixing the TiB2 particles in an aqueous solution of dilute hydrogen peroxide and allowing it to recrystallise. For any nanomaterial to translate into a tangible technology, scalability is the limiting factor.
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