The first tests of new batteries confirmed the theoretical conclusions about their possible optimization for use instead of traditional lithium-ion ones. Moreover, such batteries are better in all respects: faster charging speed, higher energy storage density, higher power, lower risk of ignition and cost. In addition, the transition to the production of cathodic chemistry from sea water will make it possible to abandon nickel-dirty methods from an environmental point of view.
IBM did not disclose what materials have become substitutes for heavy metals, but it is known that they were found by using the technology of “semantic enrichment”. It is based on artificial intelligence and machine learning methods that help researchers test hypotheses while processing the results of millions of experiments.