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Battery collaboration meeting discusses new pathways to recycle lithium-ion batteries

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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…
Self-healing Liquid Metal Electrode Extends Life of Li-ion Battery Alternative

December 5, 2019

Rechargeable lithium-ion (Li-ion) batteries are a revolutionary technology, found in everything from cellphones to cars. Their ubiquity and…
Scientists put the ​“solve” in ​“solvent” for lithium-sulfur battery challenge

November 6, 2019

Researchers help manage the trade-offs in designing better batteries. Lithium-ion batteries represent the majority of batteries in consumer…
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…
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…
Piotrek and CSIRO to make next-gen lithium batteries for global market

September 12, 2019

A new partnership between Australia’s national science agency, CSIRO, and Japanese specialist chemical manufacturer, Piotrek, will see Australian-developed…
Stretchy Plastic Electrolytes Could Enable New Lithium-Ion Battery Design

September 10, 2019

The growing popularity of lithium-ion batteries in recent years has put a strain on the world’s supply of…
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…
Study Identifies Main Culprit Behind Lithium Metal Battery Failure

August 22, 2019

A research team led by the University of California San Diego has discovered the root cause of why…
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…
Samsung Rumoured to Roll out a Smartphone with a Graphene Battery in the Near Future

August 13, 2019

Back in 2016, Samsung went through a well-publicised fiasco after the release of the Galaxy Note 7 which…
ECO COM’BAT opens up new approach to enhance sustainability of high-voltage batteries

August 4, 2019

Electromobility sets challenging requirements for new high-performance batteries – cruising range, life span, safety, or charging times, to…
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…
Expanding the temperature range of lithium-ion batteries

June 20, 2019

Electric cars struggle with extreme temperatures, mainly because of impacts on the electrolyte solutions in their lithium-ion batteries.…
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…
Russian scientists investigate new materials for Li-ion batteries of miniature sensors

May 30, 2019

Researchers of Peter the Great St. Petersburg Polytechnic University (SPbPU) are developing new materials for solid-state thin-film Li-ion…
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 technique produces longer-lasting lithium batteries

April 29, 2019

Columbia engineers develop a nano-coating of boron nitride to stabilize solid electrolytes in lithium metal batteries, increasing battery…
Researchers Improve Method to Recycle and Renew Used Cathodes from Lithium-Ion Batteries

April 23, 2019

Researchers at the University of California San Diego have improved their recycling process that regenerates degraded cathodes from…
AI accurately predicts the useful life of batteries

March 28, 2019

In an advance that could accelerate battery development and improve manufacturing, scientists have found how to accurately predict…
New approach could boost energy capacity of lithium batteries

March 27, 2019

Researchers around the globe have been on a quest for batteries that pack a punch but are smaller…
DOE launches its first lithium-ion battery recycling R&D center: ReCell

February 18, 2019

The use of lithium-ion batteries has surged in recent years, starting with electronics and expanding into many applications,…
Researchers use X-rays to understand the flaws of battery fast charging

February 12, 2019

A closer look reveals how speedy charging may hamper battery performance. While gas tanks can be filled in…
New Research Offers First Complete Picture of Lithium-Ion Battery Performance

February 6, 2019

A mysterious process called oxygen oxidation strips electrons from oxygen atoms in lithium-rich battery cathodes and degrades their…
Rechargeable hearing aids becoming ever smaller

January 23, 2019

Hearing aids is an area of rapid development. Today, approximately one in every six Danes has hearing problems…
Tiny silicon particles could power lithium ion batteries with 10 times more capacity

January 16, 2019

University of Alberta chemists have taken a critical step toward creating a new generation of silicon-based lithium ion…
California Company Develops Anti-Explosion Battery

January 4, 2019

Lithium-ion batteries are ubiquitous, and usually very safe. However, cases have arisen where fatalities or injuries occurred when…
Scientists managed to increase the capacity of lithium-ion batteries by 15%

December 26, 2018

Lithium-ion batteries are used in different areas – from mobile phones and laptops to cardiac pacemakers and electric…
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