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A new solid-state lithium battery

Professor Torben R. Jensen and his research group publishes new, exciting results regarding lithium batteries in Angewandte Chemie.

Portrait of Professor Torben R. Jensen.
Professor Torben R. Jensen. Photo: AU

Better batteries are crucial to become independent of fossil fuels and to store, distribute and level out the oscillating renewable energy input. To achieve this, a new class of interesting inorganic materials have been discovered and investigated by Professor Torben R. Jensen and his research group.

In the article, the researchers - who are also affiliated with the Center for Integrated Materials Research (iMAT) at iNANO - show that one of these compounds, methylamine lithium borohydride, has very high lithium ionic conductivity at ambient temperatures and also high oxidative stability towards lithium. Based on these findings, the researchers introduce a new solid-state lithium battery. These types of batteries are considered a significant step forward in the search for novel technologies as they are expected to become cheaper, more safe and to have higher energy densities than conventional lithium batteries.

The article is published in the acclaimed journal Angewandte Chemie and featured as a 'Very Important Paper'.

Supplementary information below.

Type of study/
Fundamental research paper
External collaborators No external collaborators
External funding Independent Research Fund Denmark, Nature and Universe (Danscatt), and Technology and Production (SOS-MagBat DFF9041-00226B and CaMBat DFF-0217-00327B)
Conflict of interest No conflicts of interest
Other The article is featured as a 'Very Important Paper'
Link to the scientific article https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/full/10.1002/anie.202203484
Contact information Professor Torben R. Jensen, Department of Chemistry and iNANO, Aarhus University. Email: trj@chem.au.dk