World’s First Rechargeable Lithium Carbon Dioxide Battery Developed

Many of the devices we use use are lithium-ion batteries that have a refillable structure and the amount of storage is currently sufficient. However, lithium carbon dioxide batteries, which are known to be seven times more efficient than such batteries, have also been in the follow-up of scientists for a long time. However, until now, a rechargeable lithium carbon dioxide battery could not be produced.

Scientists at the University of Illinois in the Us state of Chicago were able to produce a rechargeable lithium carbon dioxide battery prototype. Developed by scientists, this prototype has been recharged 500 times. According to the statements, lithium carbon dioxide battery 500 times during the refilling of any problems were expressed.

Lithium carbon dioxide batteries, developed in the past, producelithium carbonate and carbon when discharged. During refilling, lithium carbonate was recycled, but carbon caused accumulation, causing the lithium carbon dioxide battery to malfunction. However, scientists have blocked this situation in the latest prototype they have developed.

Professor Amin Salehi-Khojin and his team used materials different from traditional materials to recycle both lithium carbonate and carbon in their prototype. Scientists have made recycling more efficient by producing a single product composition of the material they use, rather than separate products. This prevented the biggest known problem of lithium-carbon cells.