Researchers at Stanford university have discovered a new material that can store the same amount of electricity as a lithium battery at a lower cost, and the effect is undoubtedly more pronounced.
It is understood that this sodium base battery can reduce the cost of equivalent capacity by 80 percent by combining sodium with the compound "inositol", which has a better economic effect than traditional lithium-ion batteries.
Of course, the advantages of lithium ion in performance level still exist, but considering the cost and environmental protection issues, it is reasonable to look for alternatives.
More importantly, sodium is more abundant in organic matter than lithium, and is more convenient to extract.
But the research team also admitted that the sodium base batteries focus more on cost efficiency than on energy density.
In other words, the physical volume required for a sodium base battery should be much larger to store the same amount of power.