Today, the student and postdoc volunteers at UT Austin met up to continue developing the next experiment kit on aluminum-air batteries. We had a lot of fun perfecting the design of the device and were able to achieve our highest voltages to date! Thank you Martha, Pauline, Siyang, Daniel, and Kevin for coming to the last meet-up of 2014! Check out photos from our meet-up below.
L-R: Pauline and Kevin testing out the first configuration while Martha takes notes on the procedure.
Daniel applying potassium hydroxide electrolyte onto the air cathode.
Siyang's optimized device geometry powers a super-bright red LED.
Good things happen to the voltage when batteries are connected in series!