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By A.J. Roan
Metal Tech News 

Tokyo team develops cobalt-free batteries

New concept can also be implemented in many other fields Metal Tech News - November 1, 2023


Last updated 11/6/2023 at 6:59pm

A rendering of Tokyo University’s new battery chemistry.

University of Tokyo; Atsuo Yamada

By replacing problematic and scarce cobalt with safer and more abundant elements, Tokyo University researchers mitigate some issues with current lithium-ion batteries.

With the ongoing difficulties in sourcing ethical, clean materials for electric vehicles and battery storage, researchers from the University of Tokyo have presented a viable alternative to the most controversial element used in lithium-ion batteries – cobalt.

High-capacity and reliable rechargeable batteries are increasingly becoming a critical piece of most devices and even modes of transpo...

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