In batteries for electric vehicles will use sea waterDecember 23, 2019
IBM has developed a new type of battery that does not contain heavy metals such as cobalt and nickel. Instead, they use special materials that are obtained from sea water.
The debut tests of the new batteries confirmed the assumptions about their likely optimization for use instead of the classic lithium-ion ones. Moreover, such batteries are better in all respects: faster charging speed, higher energy storage density, higher performance, lower risk of ignition and cost.
IBM does not specify which materials they used as a substitute for heavy metals, but it is known that they were found using the “semantic enrichment” technology. It is based on AI and machine learning methods that assist researchers in testing hypotheses, while also processing millions of test results.
The prototype battery was able to charge up to 80% in 5 minutes, its energy efficiency was over 90%, and the energy storage density in relation to the volume was 800 watts per liter, and the maximum capacity was 10 thousand watts per liter.
In addition, it was previously noted that Formula E, an electrobolide battery supplier, will launch rival Tesla Model S.
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