Researchers design dendrite-free lithium battery
Jan 08, 2018 feature
By designing a solid electrolyte that is rigid on one side and soft on the other, researchers have fabricated a lithium-metal battery that completely suppresses dendrite formation—a major safety hazard that can cause fires ...
Technique to suppress dendrite growth in lithium metal batteries
Feb 10, 2017
A team of researchers at Tsinghua University (Beijing, China) has reported an implantable solid electrolyte interphase (SEI) in a lithium metal anode. This stable SEI film can suppress lithium dendrite growth to realize safe ...
Dendrite-proof batteries made possible by Zylon nanofibers
May 17, 2016 feature
(Phys.org)—One of the biggest problems plaguing high-energy, lithium-metal batteries is dendrites, which form when some of the lithium from the electrode begins to branch outside the electrode and into the electrolyte, ...
Safe lithium-metal batteries with graphene
Mar 21, 2016
Recently, researchers at Tsinghua University, China have proposed a graphene-based nanostructured lithium metal anode for lithium metal batteries to inhibit dendrite growth and improve electrochemistry performance. They report ...
Room-temperature lithium metal battery closer to reality
Feb 04, 2016
Rechargeable lithium metal batteries have been known for four decades to offer energy storage capabilities far superior to today's workhorse lithium-ion technology that powers our smartphones and laptops. But these batteries ...
ORNL microscopy directly images problematic lithium dendrites in batteries
Mar 06, 2015
Scientists at the Department of Energy's Oak Ridge National Laboratory have captured the first real-time nanoscale images of lithium dendrite structures known to degrade lithium-ion batteries. The ORNL team's electron microscopy ...
'Stealth' nanoparticles could improve cancer vaccines
Oct 01, 2014
Cancer vaccines have recently emerged as a promising approach for killing tumor cells before they spread. But so far, most clinical candidates haven't worked that well. Now, scientists have developed a new way to deliver ...
New view of dendrites in Li batteries gets to the root of the problem
Dec 09, 2013 feature
(Phys.org) —One of the biggest challenges facing rechargeable batteries with lithium (Li) electrodes is the growth of dendrites, which can short-circuit the batteries and cause complete failure. Although dendrites do their ...
Boosting immune therapy for cancer with nanoparticles
Jul 15, 2013
(Phys.org) —Activating the body's immune system to attack cancer and prevent it from recurring is one of the Holy Grails of cancer research because of its ability to specifically target cancer and to search almost anywhere ...
Trojan horse for ovarian cancer -- nanoparticles turn immune system soldiers against tumor cells
Jul 15, 2009
In a feat of trickery, Dartmouth Medical School immunologists have devised a Trojan horse to help overcome ovarian cancer, unleashing a surprise killer in the surroundings of a hard-to-treat tumor.