30 Oct '13, 6am

Copper Foam Batteries — Increased Energy Storage, Faster Charge Times, & Decreased Production Costs: .pw-wi...

Copper Foam Batteries — Increased Energy Storage, Faster Charge Times, & Decreased Production Costs: .pw-wi...

On top of the copper foam, the researchers electroplate the anode, made from a material called copper antimonide. In a kind of bootstrap battery building, the anode then serves as an electrode for an electrochemical polymerization reaction that deposits the battery’s solid electrolyte. Finally, the team fills the space within the foam with a slurry that is dried to form the cathode. An aluminum mesh structure collects the current on the cathode side. The electroplating equipment the team uses is inexpensive compared to the equipment needed to make other types of batteries. Prieto estimates the cost to manufacture the copper foam batteries will be about half that of conventional lithium-ion batteries made in China. The team also calculates that the foam battery should store the same amount of energy as conventional batteries in two-thirds the volume, charge five to ten time...

Full article: http://cleantechnica.com/2013/10/30/copper-foam-batteries...

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