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Fast-Charging Sodium-Ion Battery

Fast-Charging Sodium-Ion Battery:

Researchers from the Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST) have developed a high-energy, high-power hybrid sodium-ion battery capable of charging in seconds.

  • This breakthrough could potentially revolutionize the energy storage industry and provide a viable alternative to lithium-ion batteries.
  • Sodium is over 500 times more abundant than lithium, making it a cheaper and more accessible alternative
  • Sodium-ion batteries have faced limitations such as lower power output, constrained storage properties, and longer charging times
  • Developing next-generation sodium-ion batteries with improved performance is crucial for widespread adoption
  • KAIST’s Hybrid Sodium-Ion Battery was eveloped by Professor Jeung Ku Kang and his team from KAIST’s Department of Materials Science and Engineering ,Integrates anode materials typically used in batteries with cathodes suitable for supercapacitors, Achieves high storage capacities and rapid charge-discharge rates, Overcomes slow energy storage rate of battery-type anodes and low capacity of supercapacitor-type cathodes