Cobalt-free battery leans on nickel for extra energy storage

Published Jul 20 2020 at 5:21 AM GMT
  • As a relatively rare and expensive heavy metal, cobalt serves as a vital but costly part of today's lithium batteries, not just in terms of dollars but also for the environment and well-being of those tasked with mining it.
  • A new battery design from the University of Texas at Austin may help address these issues, with the team demonstrating a new type of battery architecture that performs on par with conventional devices, while being entirely free of cobalt.



  • Published Jul 20, 2020 5:21 AM GMT