Breakthrough in Battery Research: Electrolyte Made with Skin Cream Ingredients Enables Stable and Non-flammable Aqueous Li-ion Batteries
14 May, 2020

The research team led by Prof. LU Yi-Chun has taken a critical step forward in improving high-energy batteries by introducing a novel electrolyte to the aqueous lithium-ion (Li-ion) battery. This electrolyte is commonly used in skin cream. It is inexpensive, non-flammable, less toxic and is eco-friendly, yet can create stable voltage for common usage. The breakthrough was recently published in Nature Materials, a world-leading scientific journal.

Prof. Yi-chun Lu and Ph.D. candidate Jing Xie present molecular crowding electrolyte and battery prototype.

Prof. Lu presents molecular crowding electrolyte and battery prototype.

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