“Sick of having to plug in your phone every night? Help might be on the way.
New research at the University of Kansas could provide longer-lasting batteries for most consumer electronics and electronic vehicles in the coming years.
“Everyone wants to have better batteries for phones, electronics and cars,” said Xianglin Li, assistant professor of mechanical engineering. “The current lithium-ion battery, which is used everywhere, doesn’t have enough energy density—you have to charge your phone every day.”
Recently, Li earned a new $219,312, two-year grant from the National Science Foundation to push forward cutting-edge lithium-oxygen batteries. He said that lithium-oxygen batteries represent the most promising battery platform to take the place of lithium-ion…”