The organic battery from Harvard works by the bible principles

The organic battery from Harvard works by the bible principles

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If to take two vessels, to fill them with electrolytes with a different charge and to put between them a crossing point membrane, then at interaction of liquids there will be electric current. The movement of electrons from one pole to another – this principle if to trust archaeological to researches, was known thousands years ago. A question only in material of which the battery is made and recently in Harvard have offered new effective type of organic accumulators.

Traditionally the best materials for electrolytes of flowing batteries are the compounds of bromine and vanadium dissolved in acid. Components are expensive, caustic, demanding corrosion protection for all design of batteries. Scientists struggle with search of their replacement long ago and in the 2014th in Harvard have begun the large-scale project on studying of quinones. This general name for organic molecules which are used for energy storage – researchers should study more than 10000 types in search of suitable.

The organic battery from Harvard works by the bible principles


At first the scientist was succeeded to replace bromine with ferrocyanide and to pass from acid to alkali, then they modified B2 vitamin, last year have refused caustic mixes in favor of neutral water solutions. And today present to the world new quinone, a man-made organic molecule with outstanding indicators of capacity and durability. Her called Mathusela, in honor of the bible aged man long-liver. the battery with molecules Mathusela in weak alkaline solution has shown to

the level of losses In tests in 0,001  % for one cycle of a charge category, no more 0,01  % for days of work. It means that degradation of the battery will make all 3  % a year and she will be able quite to compete with other types of accumulators. The prime cost of such battery is small too that allows to argue on its future mass application when the technology is transferred to commercial rails.
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