- Sep 11, 2019 5:07 pm GMT
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The heavy reliance on lithium-ion batteries from small form factors to battery packs and storage arrays is, over the long term, a mistake. Researchers are looking for materials that are more abundant, cheaper, and less volatile than lithium. In a new paper, researchers at two German institutes invent a calcium-ion battery with a fluorine-based electrolyte that demonstrates good discharge/recharge performance, works well in ambient temperature conditions, doesn't overheat, and is easier to recycle.