Asphalt key to faster-charging lithium batteries

October 2nd, 2017

Asphalt key to faster-charging lithium batteries
A touch of asphalt may be the secret to high-capacity lithium metal batteries that charge 10 to 20 times faster than commercial lithium-ion batteries, according to Rice University scientists. The lab of chemist James Tour developed anodes comprising porous carbon made from asphalt that showed exceptional stability after more than 500 charge-discharge cycles. The finding is reported in the American Chemical Society journal ACS Nano. Tour is the T.T. and W.F. Chao Chair in Chemistry and a professor of computer science and of materials science and nanoengineering.
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