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Aluminium ion battery
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Aluminium ion battery

Team of researchers is working day & night to improve performance of lithium-ion batteries & along with finding out new alternative of lithium ion battery.Researcher working on to find out way in aluminium-ion battery, as it is in initial stage but due to availability of aluminium & low cost we may find aluminium ion battery in the near future.

Researchers from Sweden’s Chalmers University & National Institute of Chemistry in Slovenia

Recently researchers from Sweden’s Chalmers University of Technology and the National Institute of Chemistry in Slovenia find a new concept for a double density of aluminum battery with more sustainable .

In aluminum ion battery Anode as aluminum & Cathode as nano structured made of carbon-based molecule anthraquinone.

Advantage of Aluminium ion battery on lithium ion battery

  1. Lower production cost
  2. Cheaper to make 
  3. Reduce environmental impact
  4. Recycling of aluminum battery is easy
  5. Feasible for large scale usage (Solar cell park & wind energy storage)
  6. Half energy dense compared to lithium ion( in future it may reach to dame energy dense)

Researchers from UNSW Sydney

Researcher Team lead by Dr Dung Jun kim from UNSW Sydney is also working on rechargeable aluminium-ion battery.

Dr Dong Jun Kim & team of researchers including Nobel Laureate Sir Fraser Stoddart to demonstrate a strategy for designing active materials for rechargeable aluminium batteries.

Team found a novel way to design rechargeable aluminium batteries by employing a redox-active macrocyclic compound as the active material.

For aluminium-ion batteries, aluminium as ideal contenders for this space,given aluminium is the third most abundant element in the Earth’s crust . It also as high theoretical volumetric capacities on account of its multiple redox states, high energy to price ratio, low cost.

Further research on utilising redox-active organic molecules for multivalent-ion intercalation batteries such as aluminium, magnesium, zinc, and calcium.

As aluminium-ion battery in initial stage & doesn’t make sense to compare against well known lithium ion battery.

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