Temperature-resilient batteries operate well in extreme weather: Study

Engineers from the University of California San Diego have recently revealed that lithium-ion batteries can perform well in extreme weather conditions whilst storing a lot of energy.

According to researchers, the electrolyte used in batteries is both robust and versatile during extreme temperatures and is also compatible with high-energy cathode and anode.

As per credible sources, the study’s outcomes were published in the Journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.’

Zheng Chen, Prof. of Nanoengineering at the UC San Diego Jacobs School of Engineering & Sr. author of the study, while speaking about the research, said that such batteries are capable of empowering electric vehicles in cold climate to travel farther with a single charge.

They can also be able to lessen the requirement for cooling systems to keep the vehicle’s battery packs from overheating in hot climates.

Chen, also a teaching staff member at the UC San Diego Sustainable Power and Energy Center, explained that the ability to operate at high temperatures is required in areas where the surrounding temperature could exceed triple digits and where roads can even get hotter.

Battery packs in electric vehicles are generally under the floor which is close to hot roads. These batteries also warm up by having a current run through at the time of operation. If the batteries are not able to tolerate this warmup at high temperatures, their performance will degrade quickly.

The batteries developed by Chen and colleagues are said to be heat and cold-resistant because of their electrolytes.

Lithium-sulfur batteries are a vital part of next-gen battery technologies because they guarantee increased energy densities and reduced costs.

Researchers have also engineered sulfur cathode to be more stable by linking it to a polymer. This avoids more sulfur from dissolving into the electrolyte.

Source Credit – https://www.devdiscourse.com/article/science-environment/2098386-temperature-resilient-batteries-work-well-in-extreme-weather-conditions

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