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Electrolytes made from liquefied gas enable batteries to run at ultra-low temperatures


June 15, 2017

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Engineers at the University of California, San Diego, have developed new electrolytes that enable lithium batteries to run at temperatures as low as -60 degrees Celsius with excellent performance (in comparison, today's lithium-ion batteries stop working at -20 degrees Celsius.) The new electrolytes also enable electrochemical capacitors to run as cold as -80 degrees Celsius--their current limit is -40 degrees Celsius.Full Story

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University of California, San Diego

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