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A new low-cost aluminum-sulfur battery

MIT-led team selects abundant materials for battery backup Metal Tech News – August 31, 2022

 

Last updated 8/30/2022 at 3:12pm

Cups with aluminum, sulfur, and molten salts in aluminum-sulfur batteries.

Rebecca Miller

The MIT-led research team selected abundant aluminum (left), sulfur (center), and molten salt crystals (right) as the ideal ingredients for a low-cost rechargeable battery.

Seeking an affordable and safer alternative to lithium-ion batteries for the storage of intermittent clean energy from wind and solar, a global team of researchers led by an award-winning chemist at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology has developed a new rechargeable battery made with affordable and readily available materials – aluminum, sulfur, and molten salts.

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