Battery is one of the big necessities today as it is used to run a number of electronics. Till date the batteries made using rare lithium are being used which means that if this element is to deplete, then the battery production industry may come to a complete halt. Thus, instead of using lithium “why not use sodium as an alternative?” is what the researchers have started questioning as it is abundantly available on the planet. Recently, the researchers from Purdue University have found out that using sodium in the form of powder in the batteries can help sustain the charge for a longer period of time.
The energy providing device that is being used on a large scale in the field of space, artificial intelligence, health, electronics, and so on has, thus, persuaded the researchers to look out for a source that can not only be cheaply available but also durable. The sodium-ion battery’s power storage capacity will definitely give it a plus point to be used in the wind and solar facilities that too at a lower cost. According to the researchers, even though the size of the batteries is a problem they still will be used on a large scale owing to the charge holding capacity. The super cheap Earth element can thus surge up the revenue of the battery industry. Hence, the research on altering the lithium source with sodium is taking place on a worldwide basis.
The current topic of the town is that in the University of Helsinki, Mikko Ritala and her team have developed the electrospun sodium titanate that paces up the decontamination of water by means of the selective ion exchange method and effectively haul outs radio-active strontium leaving behind less radioactive wastes. At present, the electrospinning equipment is being used to purify the water contaminated from the Fukushima nuclear disaster.