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Baked leaf leads to better sodium batteries

Wed, 03/02/2016 - 14:45 -- Paul Crompton
Baked leaf leads to better sodium batteries

Scientists from the University of Maryland have used an anode made of carbonised oak leaf to boost performance of a sodium battery.

Using the ‘leaf’ anode, scientists found a battery could hold 90% of its charge after 200 cycles and kept its charge efficiency at around 75%. The results were unveiled in a paper published in the journal ACS Applied Materials Interfaces.

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