Breakthrough by CUHK Engineering in Battery Research Electrolyte Made with Skin Cream Ingredients Enables Stable and Non-flammable Aqueous Li-ion Batteries

A research team led by Prof. Yi-Chun LU from the Faculty of Engineering at The Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK) has taken a critical step forward in improving high-energy batteries by introducing a novel electrolyte to the aqueous lithium-ion (Li-ion) battery. This electrolyte is commonly used in skin cream. It is inexpensive, non-flammable, less toxic and is eco-friendly, yet can create stable voltage for common usage…

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Research findings were published in Nature Materials, a world-leading scientific sister journal of Nature.
Xie, J., Liang, Z., & Lu, Y. C. (2020). Molecular crowding electrolytes for high-voltage aqueous batteries. Nature Materials, 1-6.

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