Sweet solution boosts sodium battery storage

27 September 2012
Sodium batteries could improve their capacity by 20%, thanks to researchers at the Tokyo University of science, reports DigInfo TV. They have produced a new type of carbon anode by heating sucrose up to 1,500ºC, which has increased the capacity of sodium ion batteries to 300mAh, say the scientists.The researchers are hoping this development is another step in the quest to replace lithium as the dominant – and expensive – battery chemistry.

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