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Li ion conductor discovery unlocks new direction for sustainable batteries

Scientists at the University of Liverpool have made a game-changing discovery in the quest for more sustainable batteries. They've found a new solid material that conducts lithium ions exceptionally well, paving the way for safer and more energy-dense batteries.

Here's the exciting part:
Problem: Current lithium-ion batteries, powering electric vehicles and electronics, rely on liquid electrolytes, which pose safety risks and limit potential energy storage.
The solution: This new material, made from common and harmless elements, offers high lithium conductivity like liquids, but in a safer, solid form.
The magic: The material's unique structure, designed using a cutting-edge approach combining AI and human expertise, creates multiple pathways for lithium ions to flow freely.
The impact: This discovery opens up a vast new realm of possibilities for developing even better battery materials, not just for lithium-ion batteries, but potentially for other types as well.
This research signifies a significant step towards achieving net zero goals by enabling cleaner, more efficient energy storage solutions. It highlights the power of collaborative research and AI-assisted design in tackling major scientific challenges.
Remember, this is just the beginning. Future research based on this discovery could lead to even more powerful and sustainable batteries, shaping the future of electric vehicles and renewable energy.

https://news.liverpool.ac.uk/2024/02/15/li-ion-conductor-discovery-unlocks-new-direction-for-sustainable-batteries/



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    • Rotich Kim

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      The innovation we need and see other higher learning university come up with more innovation

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      • Chris Ndungu

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        What a prodigious innovation! Kudos to Liverpool University. I feel ecstatic to see young generation working tirelessly to solve climate crisis.

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        • Princess

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          It's inspiring to see scientists and researchers pushing the boundaries of innovation to address the challenges of climate change.

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          • Rukia Ahmed Abdi

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            Amazing innovation. The more we move, the more great ideas on addressing climate change keep on emerging. The future is bright.

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            • Felix mokaya

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              Great innovation from Liverpool university .Happy to see young generation coming up with the idea that is suitable for the environment .Wishing you the best

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