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Will lithium-air batteries ever take flight?

November 4, 2019

Amid growing climate concerns, many governments and scientists worldwide are trying to reduce air travel’s environmental impact. Electric…
Asphalt helps lithium batteries charge faster

October 2, 2017

A touch of asphalt may be the secret to high-capacity lithium metal batteries that charge 10 to 20…
Paper details developments toward high-temperature batteries

July 27, 2017

Lithium-ion batteries are popular power sources for cellphones and other electronics, but problematic in extreme heat or cold.…
Stabilizing molecule could pave way for lithium-air fuel cell

April 26, 2017

Lithium-oxygen fuel cells boast energy density levels comparable to fossil fuels and are thus seen as a promising…
Making Batteries From Waste Glass Bottles

April 20, 2017

Researchers at the University of California, Riverside’s Bourns College of Engineering have used waste glass bottles and a…
New Battery Coating Could Improve Smart Phones and Electric Vehicles

April 19, 2017

High performing lithium-ion batteries are a key component of laptops, smart phones, and electric vehicles. Currently, the anodes,…
A new, gel-like coating beefs up the performance of lithium-sulfur batteries

March 21, 2017

Yale scientists have developed an ultra-thin coating material that has the potential to extend the life and improve…
High-Resolution Imaging Reveals New Understanding of Battery Cathode Particles

February 2, 2017

Using advanced imaging techniques, scientists at the Department of Energy’s Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab) have been…
Faster recharging batteries possible after new insights

January 19, 2017

Faster recharging lithium batteries could be developed after scientists figured out why adding charged metal atoms to tunnel…
Blood molecule key to more efficient batteries

October 20, 2016

A molecule that transports oxygen in blood could be key to developing the next generation of batteries, and…
New X-Ray Microscopy Technique Images Nanoscale Workings of Rechargeable Batteries

August 5, 2016

There’s a new tool in the push to engineer rechargeable batteries that last longer and charge more quickly.…
Next Generation Anode to Improve Lithium-ion Batteries

August 4, 2016

Researchers at the University of California, Riverside have created a new silicon-tin nanocomposite anode that could lead to…
Realizing the Potential of Quantum Information Science and Advancing High-Performance Computing

July 28, 2016

Lithium-air batteries are considered highly promising technologies for electric cars and portable electronic devices because of their potential…
Lab Charging Toward Better Lithium Oxygen Batteries

July 11, 2016

In recent years, lithium-oxygen batteries have intrigued researchers with their potential. They can store at least two to three…
New battery concept promises more compact energy storage

June 13, 2016

A new European Horizon 2020 research project with the participation of DTU Energy will explore a completely new…
New Path Forward for Next-Generation Lithium-Ion Batteries

May 31, 2016

In the quest for a radically better lithium-ion battery, a promising direction is the so-called “lithium-rich” cathode, in…
Superior Batteries Get Closer To Reality

February 17, 2016

Today’s lithium-ion batteries could soon be a thing of the past with researchers claiming to have overcome major…
Room-temperature lithium metal battery closer to reality

February 4, 2016

Rechargeable lithium metal batteries have been known for four decades to offer energy storage capabilities far superior to…
Stable “superoxide” opens the door to a new class of batteries

January 13, 2016

While lithium-ion batteries have transformed our everyday lives, researchers are currently trying to find new chemistries that could…
Technique Matters: A Different Way to Make a Cathode May Mean Better Batteries

January 12, 2016

Lithium nickel manganese cobalt oxide, or NMC, is one of the most promising chemistries for better lithium batteries,…
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…
Clay makes better high-temp batteries

November 11, 2015

A unique combination of materials developed at Rice University, including a clay-based electrolyte, may solve a problem for…
PIMs May Be the Cup of Choice for Lithium-Sulfur Batteries

October 17, 2015

Renewable sources of energy including solar and wind are fast gaining ground on fossil fuels, in part because…
Invisible Batteries Come Closer To Reality

September 15, 2015

Remember all the high-tech transparent technology Tom Cruise used in Minority Report? Well, it’s been 13 years since…
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…
Better battery imaging paves way for renewable energy future

April 21, 2015

In a move that could improve the energy storage of everything from portable electronics to electric microgrids, University…
Glass Coating Improves Battery Performance

March 4, 2015

Lithium-sulfur batteries have been a hot topic in battery research because of their ability to produce up to…
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…
In quest for better lithium-air batteries, chemists boost carbon’s stability

February 26, 2015

To power a car so it can travel hundreds of miles at a time, lithium-ion batteries of the…
Better batteries through biology?

November 14, 2013

Lithium-air batteries have become a hot research area in recent years: They hold the promise of drastically increasing…
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