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Assessing battery performance: Compared to what?

May 10, 2019

Multi-organizational team seeks to level the field in Li-ion battery research. Scientists must often ask themselves, compared to…
Making ammonia ‘greener’

January 15, 2019

Ammonia, a compound first synthesized about a century ago, has dozens of modern uses and has become essential…
The science behind pickled battery electrolytes

June 19, 2018

Battery researchers at the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Argonne National Laboratory have discovered an important chemical reaction…
Scientists find ‘frustration’ in battery materials

February 22, 2018

Adding carbon atoms to a new type of solid lithium ion battery could make it charge faster and…
Scientists explore electronic properties of liquid electrolytes for energy technologies

July 14, 2017

Liquid electrolytes are essential components in a variety of emerging energy technologies, including batteries, supercapacitors and solar-to-fuel devices.…
New lithium-oxygen battery greatly improves energy efficiency, longevity

July 27, 2016

Lithium-air batteries are considered highly promising technologies for electric cars and portable electronic devices because of their potential…
Researchers Improve Performance of Cathode Material by Controlling Oxygen Activity

July 8, 2016

An international team of researchers has demonstrated a new way to increase the robustness and energy storage capability…
New electrolyte going big at global battery manufacturer

April 26, 2016

Silatronix, a University of Wisconsin—Madison startup that has invented a safer electrolyte for the lithium-ion batteries used in…
Battery components can take the heat

April 12, 2016

Rice University materials scientists have introduced a combined electrolyte and separator for rechargeable lithium-ion batteries that supplies energy…
Advanced energy storage material gets unprecedented nanoscale analysis

March 20, 2016

Researchers at the Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory have combined advanced in-situ microscopy and theoretical calculations…
Fuel cell electrolyte developed to offer cleaner, more efficient energy

January 22, 2016

A new thin-film electrolyte material that helps solid oxide fuel cells operate more efficiently and cheaply than those…
Harnessing the energy of small bending motions

January 6, 2016

For many applications such as biomedical, mechanical, or environmental monitoring devices, harnessing the energy of small motions could…
New Hybrid Electrolyte For Solid-State Lithium Batteries

December 22, 2015

Scientists at the U.S. Department of Energy’s Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab) have developed a novel electrolyte…
Going solid-state could make batteries safer and longer-lasting

August 18, 2015

If you pry open one of today’s ubiquitous high-tech devices — whether a cellphone, a laptop, or an…
Research Team Improves Lithium Air Batteries For Electric Car Industry

July 15, 2015

A research team from Carnegie Mellon University and the University of California, Berkeley, has found that blending together…
Electrolyte Genome Could Be Battery Game-Changer

April 16, 2015

A new breakthrough battery—one that has significantly higher energy, lasts longer, and is cheaper and safer—will likely be…
Dendrite eraser: New electrolyte rids batteries of short-circuiting fibers

March 2, 2015

Dendrites — the microscopic, pin-like fibers that cause rechargeable batteries to short circuit — create fire hazards and…
New Electrolyte for the Construction of Magnesium-Sulfur Batteries

November 28, 2014

The Helmholtz Institute Ulm (HIU) established by Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT) is pushing research relating to batteries…
Researchers develop models to study polyelectrolytes, including DNA and RNA

August 22, 2014

Researchers from North Carolina State University have developed a novel and versatile modeling strategy to simulate polyelectrolyte systems.…
Nano-supercapacitors for electric cars

July 2, 2014

Innovative nano-material based supercapacitors are set to bring mass market appeal a good step closer to the lukewarm…
New, high-energy rechargeable batteries

June 30, 2014

Researchers develop molten air battery with commercial potential…
‘Double-duty’ electrolyte enables new chemistry for longer-lived batteries

April 25, 2014

Researchers at the Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory have developed a new and unconventional battery chemistry…
Probe allows real-time imaging of electrode-liquid electrolyte interface

January 22, 2014

The new microfluidic E probe, developed at PNNL and available at EMSL, in position on a ToF-SIMS instrument.…
New view of dendrites in Li batteries gets to the root of the problem

December 10, 2013

(a-d) X-ray tomography slices showing the evolution of dendrite growth as the charge increases from 0 to a…
Solar cell performance improves with ion-conducting polymer

September 5, 2013

Researchers at KTH Royal Institute of Technology have found a way to make dye-sensitized solar cells more energy-efficient…
Clay key to high-temperature supercapacitors

September 4, 2013

Rice University lab creates energy storage that may find use in oil discovery, space, military applications  Clay, an…
Five times less platinum: Fuel cells could become economically more attractive thanks to novel aerogel catalyst

August 12, 2013

Fuel cells that convert hydrogen into power and only produce pure water as a by-product have the potential…
No more leakage of explosive electrolytes in batteries

June 28, 2013

A research team at Ulsan National Institute of Science and Technology (UNIST), S. Korea, found a new physical…
Update: Stanford scientists develop efficient zinc-air battery

June 6, 2013

Stanford University scientists have created an advanced zinc-air battery with higher catalytic activity and durability than similar batteries made…
High-efficiency zinc-air battery developed

May 30, 2013

Stanford University scientists have developed an advanced zinc-air battery with higher catalytic activity and durability than similar batteries…
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