Time title New type of Silicon-based Electronic Element for Lithium Ion Batteries: a Combination of an Ion and a Metal electrode article TIME: Time: A new design of a new type for lithium-ion batteries that uses a combination and alloy of metals is expected to be unveiled on Tuesday.
The new design, which is being tested in a lithium ion battery, is called an electro-mechanical superconducting oxide (EMSO) electrode.
It is a “superconducting” metal electrode that is a combination between an ion, which acts as a positive electrode, and a lithium metal, which can act as a negative electrode, the Times reports.
A lithium ion can also be used as a “positive electrode” in the battery.
The design is being developed by researchers at Argonne National Laboratory in Illinois.
The paper describes the new design.
The materials are based on a combination called the silica electrolyte, and are made by electro-machining the silicas, which are a combination material of copper, aluminum and silicon.
The electrode has an area of about 1.5 nanometers (0.04 millimeters).
The researchers tested a prototype of the new material in a battery, which had an area about the size of a human hair.
“This is a new design that can be applied to all lithium-sulfur batteries, with the addition of lithium, and it has very good performance,” said J.P. Kao, a senior scientist at Argon the Argonne Lab.
The research was published online in the journal Science Advances.
The team is not the first to look to the new electrolyte for an improved lithium-based battery.
Earlier this year, a team led by Jiajun Zhao, a professor of chemistry at Stanford University, reported that they had found a way to improve the performance of an existing type of lithium-hydroxide battery using the new technology.
That research was also published online by the journal Nature Nanotechnology.