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IIT Hyderabad Develops a Different for Regular Lithium-ion Batteries


IIT Hyderabad Develops a Different for Regular Lithium-ion Batteries

Apr 6, 2021 07:24 AM ET

  1. Researchers at IIT Hyderabad have developed an option for the traditional Lithium-ion batteries. It is a more lasting and also inexpensive Dual carbon battery, which might find prospective use in high voltage applications, sophisticated battery-run medical gadgets, regenerative braking systems in electrical lorries (EVs), and also fixed grids.

Locating alternatives that are cheaper as well as extra reliable to the current lithium ion batteries has actually come to be a demanded target, thanks to the demand to minimize reliance on the steels associated with existing lithium batteries.

The all-new 5V Dual Carbon battery is created at Electrochemical Energy Storage (EES) Lab at IIT Hyderabad, under the guidance of Partner Professor, Division of Chemistry, Dr. Surendra Kumar Martha, utilizing self-standing carbon fiber floor coverings as both electrodes (cathode and anode). This brand-new model reserve the requirement of toxic, expensive, and hefty transitional steels.

Rechargeable Lithium-ion batteries (LIBs) need poisonous and also costly metals like cobalt, nickel, manganese, and so on, for functioning. Focus of Lithium as well as cobalt in a couple of areas and also high mining costs have made rates go up amd unpredictable markets in current times. The price stability that large scale LIB loads utilized in EVs require has ended up being a mjor issue for striving suppliers. In the dual-carbon battery, both the electrodes include carbonaceous products, and the ions from the electrolyte intercalate and also de-intercalate into the electrode matrix.

According to the creating group, the novel dual carbon battery consisting of absolutely no change steel is eco benign. It may cut down the general battery cost by 20-25% and is anticipated to curb the changability in market price. The use of carbon as electrode energetic product in addition to current collector replacing heavy metals brings in the aspects of agility as well as adaptability. The fabricated 5.0 voltage (nominal voltage 4.6 V) cell offers an energy density of 100-watt hour per kg around as well as can be prolonged up to 150- watt-hour per kg with more alterations. This compares favourably, or at par with lithium batteries out there presently.

The head of the investigation team, Dr. Surendra Kumar Martha, claims, “The research study will be extrapolated to push the energy density limits additionally, and their broad vision includes presenting the dual carbon system as a less costly LIB option to the Indian Market.”

Just recently in January, IIT Hyderabad associate professor of the department of chemical engineering and innovative & sophisticated research study, Chandra Sekhar Sharma, had created a Lithium-CO2 battery, which several hope could power India’s area projects and also the grand Mars Mission in 2024.



IIT Hyderabad

Dual Carbon Battery

EES lab

Li Ion battery

Surendra Kumar Martha



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