Hyderabad, NFAPost: IIT Hyderabad researchers have developed a noval dual carbon battery alternative to conventional lithium-ion batteries.
They have developed a 5V Dual Carbon Battery utilising self-standing carbon fibre mats as both electrodes.
The battery consisting of zero transition metal is environmentally benign. It may cut down the overall battery cost by 20-25% and is expected to curb the unpredictability in market price.
The research team believes that developed cells may find potential uses in high voltage applications, sophisticated battery-run medical devices, regenerative braking systems in electric vehicles and stationary grids.
The model sets aside the requirement of toxic, costly, and heavy transitional metals lithium-ion batteries require for functioning, the institute said.
While rechargeable Lithium-ion batteries (LIBs) are projected to meet future electric mobility, electric aviation, and stationary grid energy storage targets within 2030, they require toxic and costly metals like cobalt, nickel, and manganese, for functioning.