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Long-lasting Harvard’s battery can run for more than a decade

Amna Ansar Feb 14, 2017
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Researchers from the Harvard John A. Paulson School of Engineering and Applied Sciences have developed new battery that stores energy in the form of organic molecules dissolved in neutral pH water. Due to this, battery losses only one percent of its storage capacity every 1000 cycles.

This battery is non-corrosive and non-toxic and is long-lasting which can run for more than a decade. Even if you spill it on your skin or floor it will not cause any damage or injury.

Battery is able to run for ten years without being recharged.

Most of the batteries now a days use expensive polymers which results in aggressive chemistry within the battery. These expensive polymers results in the high cost of the devices. Whereas these expensive polymers are replaced by cheap hydrocarbons.

The US Department of Energy (DOE) told that discovering a battery with storage capacity of less than $100 per kWh would make energy from sun or wind.

High battery storage can help during high usage times. This kind of development would lead to less usage of fossil fuels and hence less environment damaging sources will be used for power generation.

The researchers for SEAS along with Harvard’s Office of Technology Development are making collaboration with various companies to use this battery for industrial purpose.

 

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