Liquid Batteries Made from Nano-Molecules …. Think Of How This Will Change The World

Liquid battery could lead to flexible energy storage –

August 14, 2018, University of Glasgow

In a new paper published today in the journal Nature Chemistry, chemists from the University of Glasgow discuss how they developed a  system using a nano-molecule that can store electric power or  giving a new type of hybrid  storage system that can be used as a flow battery or for hydrogen storage.

Their ‘hybrid-electric-hydrogen’ flow battery, based upon the design of a nanoscale battery molecule can store energy, releasing the power on demand as electric power or hydrogen gas that can be used a fuel. When a concentrated liquid containing the nano-molecules is made, the amount of energy it can store increases by almost 10 times. The energy can be released as either electricity or hydrogen gas meaning that the system could be used flexibly in situations that might need either a fuel or .

One potential benefit of this system is that  could be charged in seconds, as the material is a pumpable liquid. This could mean that the battery of an electric car could be “recharged” in roughly the same length of time as petrol cars can be filled up. The old  liquid would be removed at the same time and recharged ready to be used again.

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