A type of battery invented for the first time almost five decades ago could be catapulted to the forefront of energy storage technologies, thanks to a new finding by researchers at MIT and other institutions. The battery, based on electrodes made of sodium chloride and nickel and using a new type of metal mesh membrane, could be used for grid-scale installations to make intermittent energy sources, such as wind and solar, capable of supplying electricity reliable base. The findings are published today in the journal Nature Energy, by a team led by MIT professor Donald Sadoway, postdocs Huayi Yin and Brice Chung, and four others.
A new approach for rechargeable batteries
miércoles, 31 enero 2018