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Potassium-driven rechargeable batteries: An effort towards a more sustainable environment

Yesterday

Concerns about the scarcity of lithium and other materials necessary in the now-ubiquitous lithium-ion batteries have recently driven…
Not so fast: Some batteries can be pushed too far

3 days ago

Intentional defects in batteries have given Rice University scientists a window into the hazards of pushing lithium-ion cells…
New Kind of Electrodes Could Make Electric Aircraft and Vehicles More Efficient

December 17, 2019

As we look towards a more sustainable future and cutting back on fossil fuel use, there has been…
Rice University graduate student Kaiqi Yang, left, and materials scientist Ming Tang modeled how engineering defects in the atomic lattice of an iron phosphate cathode can improve the performance of lithium ion batteries. (Credit: Jeff Fitlow/Rice University)
Detours may make batteries better

December 11, 2019

Here’s a case where detours speed up traffic. The result may be better batteries for transportation, electronics, and…
Novel polymer to increase energy density, stability of lithium ion batteries

December 10, 2019

Penn State researchers have developed a novel method that could enable the widespread use of silicon-based anodes, which…
Battery collaboration meeting discusses new pathways to recycle lithium-ion batteries

December 10, 2019

Argonne joins with industry to address the battery recycling challenge. Recycling a lithium-ion battery is not as simple…
Second act: Used electric vehicle batteries charge up the grid

December 7, 2019

Researchers at Oak Ridge National Laboratory have developed an innovative control system for repurposed electric vehicle battery packs…
Diamonds in your devices: powering the next generation of energy storage

December 4, 2019

Supercapacitors, which have begun to stand in for conventional batteries, such as Li-ion batteries, can currently store much…
New wireless charging coil designs, created and tested by Oak Ridge National Laboratory, include a three-phase system that features rotating magnetic fields between layers of coils. The layered coils transfer power in a more uniform way, allowing for an increase in power density. Credit: Jason Pries/Oak Ridge National Laboratory, U.S. Dept. of Energy
Wireless charging—More power, smaller package

November 6, 2019

Oak Ridge National Laboratory researchers created and tested new wireless charging designs that may double the power density,…
Shedding new light on the charging of lithium-ion batteries

October 31, 2019

Exposing cathodes to light decreases charge time by a factor of two in lithium-ion batteries. Researchers at the…
Size matters in ion selectivity and energy storage

October 28, 2019

While ions adsorbed on carbon electrodes can vary in size and shape, when it comes to selectivity and…
Argonne multidisciplinary team develops new probe for battery research: Strength in numbers

October 23, 2019

Argonne team develops powerful technique for probing in three dimensions the crystalline structure of cathode materials at the…
Scientists Pinpoint Cause of Harmful Dendrites and Whiskers in Lithium Batteries

October 16, 2019

Team modifies electrolyte chemistry to prevent the piercing structures Scientists have uncovered a root cause of the growth…
Tesla Dishes out more Info on the Design of its New Pickup Truck, to be Unveiled in November

October 15, 2019

Thanks to the sparse details provided by the company itself, there has been much speculation about the upcoming…
A battery with a twist

September 25, 2019

Today’s electronics industry is increasingly focusing on computers or smartphones with screens that can be folded or rolled.…
Creating batteries that could help power air travel

August 30, 2019

Researchers present early findings in effort to create less polluting flights. Researchers at the Ohio State University Center…
Producing protein batteries for safer, environmentally friendly power storage

August 29, 2019

Proteins are good for building muscle, but their building blocks also might be helpful for building sustainable organic…
New type of electrolyte could enhance supercapacitor performance

August 15, 2019

Supercapacitors, electrical devices that store and release energy, need a layer of electrolyte — an electrically conductive material…
Sandia abuses batteries for better energy storage

August 14, 2019

Researchers create ‘ninth way of killing a battery’ They crush ‘em. They pierce ‘em. They roast ‘em, soak…
Researchers convert used car batteries into units that could power farms in the developing world

August 12, 2019

As part of a Circular Economy for electric vehicle battery systems, as the number of such vehicles increases…
2nd Life Battery Storage Development Partnership Started by Mercedes-Benz Energy and Beijing Electric Vehicle

August 8, 2019

Efficient dual use of electric vehicle batteries improves the Life Cycle Assessment and economy of electric vehicles and…
Toward a Better Battery

July 22, 2019

Batteries power our lives: we rely on them to keep our cell phones and laptops buzzing and our…
Taking charge: Researchers team up to make better batteries

July 16, 2019

A Florida State University and Cornell University research team found that batteries built from inexpensive and safe components…
No more trial-and-error when choosing an electrolyte for metal-air batteries

July 11, 2019

Metal-air batteries have been pursued as a successor to lithium-ion batteries due to their exceptional gravimetric energy densities.…
Electric-vehicle batteries’ service life will be extended by Bosch

July 10, 2019

Cloud-based swarm intelligence helps batteries maintain performance for longer. Stress makes cells age faster. Something that geneticists have…
X-ray Imaging Provides Clues to Fracture in Solid-State Batteries

July 1, 2019

Solid-state batteries – a new battery design that uses all solid components – have gained attention in recent…
Scientists Design Organic Cathode for High Performance Batteries

June 4, 2019

The new, sulfur-based material is more energy-dense, cost-effective, and environmentally friendly than traditional cathodes in lithium batteries. Researchers…
Fungal batteries will store alternative energy

May 28, 2019

Researchers from DTU Bioengineering and Aalborg University have joined the quest to find mould fungi that are particularly good at producing pigments—quinones—which…
Finding the Cause of Capacity Loss in a Metal-Oxide Battery Material

May 23, 2019

Scientists studying a lithium-ion battery with an iron-oxide electrode as it charged and discharged over 100 cycles found…
New Argonne Lab battery design offers ​“solid” advantage

May 22, 2019

Solid-state lithium batteries could improve performance compared with current designs. Most lithium batteries today consist of a liquid…
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