The new material will be able to store heat, while in a compressed state

Preservation of temperature

Scientists at the University of Tokyo, under the guidance of Professor Okoshi, developed a unique technology for the long-term storage of thermal energy, based on the use of the properties of trititanium pentoxide. Ceramics created on the basis of this material is capable of accumulating thermal, light or electric energy, and then it can be controlled to separate it in the form of heat under the influence of pressure.

The ability to accumulate energy has appeared, thanks to the ability of the trititanium pentoxide to change its structure when exposed to external energy. The phase transition from the beta to the lambda state is accompanied by the absorption of a significant amount of energy, and the destruction of the transformed structure under pressure leads to its liberation.

Scientists expect a wide application of this ceramics for development in the field of renewable energy sources. The ability to accumulate energy of various types, preserve it for a long time and return it to consumers in the form of heat will make it possible to make a revolution in energy supply. In the near future, the industrial use of the discovery is still impossible, but developments continue.