Chinese scientists break through materials, taking 'future battery' a step closer

According to the official website of Northwestern Polytechnical University, a team led by Huang Wei, an academician at Northwestern Polytechnical University, has developed a new type of "ionic liquid" as a solvent, which provides more possibilities for mass production of new thin-film solar cells after 10 years of research. The study was recently published in the international academic journal Science.

Chinese scientists break through materials, taking 'future battery' a step closer

▲ Foldable flexible electronic products developed by the team

In this study, a multifunctional "ionic liquid" was creatively proposed as a solvent to replace the traditional toxic organic solvent to prepare perovskite photovoltaic materials. The materials prepared by this method have advantages of high stability and simple preparation process. The related research results have solved the worldwide problems in the preparation process of traditional perovskite photovoltaic materials and achieved a major breakthrough in the field of photovoltaic.

The technology, ITHome learned, could eliminate the need for traditional batteries for laptops, mobile phones and more, using a cheap, environmentally friendly perovskite solar cell. In addition, the technology can also be used in areas such as spacecraft.