Battery technology has advanced so far since the date it was created. But still there is too much to be discovered, too many mysteries to be solved. Questions arises like “Will batteries ever be able to charge 100 % in matter of seconds and discharge as per the requirement”. Northwestern University researchers have combined two EV technology into one to achieve the fast charging property in battery. This will help refill car battery quickly.
William Dichtel, a chemist at Northwestern University and a team of researchers have created a crystallic organic structure, they named it covalent organic framework (COF). This structure has pores which can store energy. COF combined with a conductive polymer is called modified redox-active COF. William Dichtel said that this structure will combine two technologies into one batteries and supercapacitors. And it is a main requirement for future electric cars.
The developers says that COF can be charged 10000 times before stability gets destroyed. And an modified redox-active COF can store 10 times more energy than ordinary COF. And it also recharges and discharges 11 – 15 times faster. This property looks like combination of two technologies. Battery – It stores a huge energy, but discharges slowly. Supercapacitor charges and discharges quickly but holds a little energy.
For the impatient people who want to get their hands dirty with chemicals. Read the group’s paper, “Superior Charge Storage and Power Density of a Conducting Polymer-Modified Covalent Organic Framework,” published in the journal ACS Central Science. Because it will take some time before this technology gets implemented in mass production.
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