May 8, 2021

Northwest Florida Roundup

FSU research team turns plant material into larger capacity batteries

Carlton Proctor | 4/28/2021

By incorporating lignin — an organic compound in the cell walls of plants that makes them rigid — the team has created a type of electrolyte compound, says professor Hoyong Chung.

Electrolytes, which separate the negative and positive terminals of a battery, can be either liquid or solid, and each type has its strengths and weaknesses. “Liquid electrolytes are good conductors of ions, but solid electrolytes are typically safer, stronger and can be used at higher temperatures than liquid versions,” says Chung.

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