A research team from Australia’s Monash University has successfully developed Lithium Suplher batteries, which are so powerful and adequate that they can potentially power your smartphone up to 5 days on a single charge! Yes, you heard it right. The research team is headed by Dr. Mahdokht Shaibani, who is in Monash University’s Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering.
Talking about contribution, two Indian scientists named Dr. Ruhani Singh and Professor Mainak Majumder have also contributed to innovating these Lithium Sulpher batteries. Dr. Ruhani Singh is from Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organization (CSIRO), while Professor Mainak Majumder is from Monash University.
The big-brains behind the development of this technology believe that one day there Lithium Sulpher powered batteries will replace the current Lithium-ion batteries. They have also expressed that many manufacturers and big firms are interested in their research of Lithium Sulpher batteries.
Talking in-depth about the technology, these batteries have a lot of similarities if compared, but unlike Lithium-ion type battery, these have reconfigured Sulphur cathodes, which help it to put up with a huge amount of stress and prevent it from any kind of dip in performance or capacity.
The team has also filed a patent for its manufacturing process, which includes the development of prototype cells that are developed by Germany’s Fraunhofer Institute for Material and Beam Technology.
In an interview, Prof. Majumdar said,
Successful fabrication and implementation of Li-S batteries in cars and grids will capture a more significant part of the estimated $213 billion value chain of Australian lithium, and will revolutionize the Australian vehicle market and provide all Australians with a cleaner and more reliable energy market.
According to him,
Our research team has received more than $2.5 million in funding from government and international industry partners to trial this battery technology in cars and grids from this year, which we’re most excited about.
The research team has high hopes for its innovation, and according to them, one day, we will see this technology powering cars, computers, and even solar power grids in the near future.