1. New Electrochemistry Tech Makes Batteries Last Longer

    New Electrochemistry Tech Makes Batteries Last Longer

    Scientists at the University of Alberta have used a process called induced fluorination to create faster-charging, longer-lasting batteries. “What we’ve done is develop a new electrochemistry technology that can provide high energy density and high power density for the next generation,” said lead researcher Xinwei Cui, who completed his PhD in materials engineering at the University of Alberta in 2010 and is now chief technology officer at AdvEn Solutions, a technology development company that is working on the battery so it can be commercially manufactured for use in electronic devices.

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    1. What we've done is develop a new electrochemistry technology that can provide high energy density and high power density for the next generation.
    2. We tried lots of different materials. Normally carbon is used as the anode in lithium-ion batteries, but we used carbon as the cathode, and this is used to build a battery with induced fluorination.
    3. Nobody knew that carbon could be used as a cathode with such a high performance. That is what's unique with our technology and what is detailed in our paper.
    4. It wasn't a quick process. Once we found carbon is different, we persisted for three years until we got results.
    5. We have a long way to go, but we're on the right track. It's exciting work and we want everyone to know about it and that it's very young but promising.
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