Researchers Develop World's Most Efficient Lithium-Sulphur Battery

Researchers at Monash University in Australia are on the brink of commercialising the world’s most efficient lithium-sulphur (Li-S) battery, which they contend can outperform current market leaders by more than four times, and power Australia and other global markets well into the future.

The university said the research team, led by Dr Mahdokht Shaibani from Monash University’s Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, engineered a method that created bonds between particles to accommodate stress and deliver a level of stability not seen in any battery to date. Using the same materials in standard lithium-ion batteries, researchers reconfigured the design of sulphur cathodes so they could accommodate higher stress loads without a drop in overall capacity or performance.

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