Plastic sulfur recharges electric car batteries

A chemical process has been discovered which allows white sulfur to be transformed into a lightweight plastic that could improve the batteries used in electric cars.

Although used in some industries, the amount of sulfur currently being generated through the refining of fossil fuels is far greater than its present uses. However, the discovery of its potential as a lightweight plastic has greatly widened its potential use, with scientists already using the material to create lithium-sulfur batteries suitable for electric cars.

The new batteries perform better than traditional batteries containing elemental sulfur, as they have both higher capacity and better recharge ability.

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