Sand-Based Batteries Outperform the Current Standard

July 9, 2014 6:27 PM

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Sand-Based Batteries Outperform the Current Standard

It turns out that sand is the key ingredient to creating more efficient batteries, researchers at the University of California, Riverside's Bourns College of Engineering found. Sand-based lithium ion batteries outperformed the current industry standard by three times.

"This is the holy grail - a low cost, non-toxic, environmentally friendly way to produce high performance lithium ion battery anodes," graduate student Zachary Favors, working with engineering professors Cengiz and Mihri Ozkan, said in a statement.

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