Column tubes prove to be a secret method for improving the batteries. A recent research conducted by researchers from Rice…
Column tubes prove to be a secret method for improving the batteries. A recent research conducted by researchers from Rice University and published in the Advanced Materials Journal assured of the benefits of using carbon nanotubes.
Carbon nanotubes are cylindrical carbon molecules with the properties that make them potentially useful in a variety of applications in nanotechnology, electronics, optics and other materials science areas, as defined by Science Daily.
James Tour’s Rice Laboratory showed that thin nanotubic films tend to stop the growth of dendrites, spiny protrusions that generally grow on the surface of the electrode after several charging cycles of unprotected batteries.
Over time, these tentacular dendrites can pierce the battery’s electrolyte core and reach the cathode and cause the battery to fail.
“Lithium dop the nanotube film, which turns from black to red, and the film, in turn, diffuses lithium ions,” he added.
The lithium-ion battery is what can be charged. Lithium ions move from the negative electrode to the positive electrode during discharge and backside when charging.
A scientist holding lithium metal anode with a film of carbon nanotubes. (Photo courtesy: Jeff Fitlow)
The carbon nanotubes to prevent dendritic growth in lithium-metal batteries are charged faster and hold more current than current lithium-ion batteries.
“One way to slow down dendrites in lithium-ion batteries is to limit how fast they take out,” says Tour.
“Physical contact with lithium metal reduces the nanotube film, but balances it by adding lithium ions,” said Rice post doctor Rodrigo Salvatierra, co-author of the paper with doctoral candidate Gladys López-Silva.
The Jonas distribute throughout the nanotube film.
When the battery is used, the movie extinguishes stored ions and the underlying lithium anode fills it, retaining the film’s ability to stop dendrite growth.
The test revealed that the moving nanotubic film effectively destroyed dendrites over 580 charge / discharge cycles of a test battery when used with a carbon dioxide carbon dioxide
Lithium metal cells retain approximately 99.8 percent of their effectiveness.
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