A water and zinc battery

Tianyi Ma et al. 2024

Water-based batteries are one step closer to being commercially viable, thanks to a new design that dramatically extends their lifespan. The researchers say the first application could be in powering e-scooters.

Lithium-ion batteries, currently used in everything from smartphones to electric cars, offer many advantages such as high energy density, but can explode or catch fire when they fail. are because they use hazardous organic solvents as electrolytes. Lithium anode.