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Studies from University of Texas Yield New Data on Chalcogens

May 27, 2014

By a News Reporter-Staff News Editor at Life Science Weekly -- A new study on Chalcogens is now available. According to news reporting originating from Richardson, Texas, by NewsRx correspondents, research stated, "The lithium-oxygen battery has the potential to deliver extremely high energy densities; however, the practical use of Li-O-2 batteries has been restricted because of their poor cyclability and low energy efficiency."

Our news editors obtained a quote from the research from the University of Texas, "In this work, we report a novel Li-O-2 battery with high reversibility and good energy efficiency using a soluble catalyst combined with a hierarchical nanoporous air electrode. Through the porous three-dimensional network of the air electrode, not only lithium ions and oxygen but also soluble catalysts can be rapidly transported, enabling ultra-efficient electrode reactions and significantly enhanced catalytic activity."

According to the news editors, the research concluded: "The novel Li-O-2 battery, combining an ideal air electrode and a soluble catalyst, can deliver a high reversible capacity (1000mAhg(-1)) up to 900cycles with reduced polarization (about 0.25V)."

For more information on this research see: Superior Rechargeability and Efficiency of Lithium-Oxygen Batteries: Hierarchical Air Electrode Architecture Combined with a Soluble Catalyst. Angewandte Chemie-International Edition, 2014;53(15):3926-3931. Angewandte Chemie-International Edition can be contacted at: Wiley-V C H Verlag Gmbh, Boschstrasse 12, D-69469 Weinheim, Germany (see also Chalcogens).

The news editors report that additional information may be obtained by contacting H.D. Lim, Univ Texas Dallas, Alan G MacDiarmid NanoTech Inst, Richardson, TX 75083, United States. Additional authors for this research include H. Song, J. Kim, H. Gwon, Y. Bae, K.Y. Park, J. Hong, H. Kim, T. Kim, Y.H. Kim, X. Lepro, R. Ovalle-Robles, R.H. Baughman and K. Kang.

Keywords for this news article include: Texas, Richardson, Chalcogens, United States, North and Central America

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