Batteries of the future set to be cheaper and better — just by adding sugar

ABC | Sep 14, 2021 at 4:55 AM
  • Australian researchers say they’ve opened the path to a new generation of batteries that could allow an electric vehicle to drive from Melbourne to Sydney on a single charge.
  • This has two effects: the removal of sulfur gradually degrades the cathode (discharge terminal), and the polysulfides then form what the Monash researchers called a “mossy growth” on the anode (charging terminal).
  • As a result of this discovery, Professor Majumder believes the Monash team can develop a prototype battery able to store two to three times more energy than a lithium-ion battery of the same size.