Scientists discover path to improving game-changing battery electrode
Dec 12, 2017
If you add more lithium to the positive electrode of a lithium-ion battery - overstuff it, in a sense - it can store much more charge in the same amount of space, theoretically powering an electric car 30 to 50 percent farther ...
Scientists get first close-ups of finger-like growths that trigger battery fires
Oct 26, 2017
Scientists from Stanford University and the Department of Energy's SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory have captured the first atomic-level images of finger-like growths called dendrites that can pierce the barrier between ...
Scientists solve a magnesium mystery in rechargeable battery performance
Oct 19, 2017
Rechargeable batteries based on magnesium, rather than lithium, have the potential to extend electric vehicle range by packing more energy into smaller batteries. But unforeseen chemical roadblocks have slowed scientific ...
Asphalt helps lithium batteries charge faster
Oct 02, 2017
A touch of asphalt may be the secret to high-capacity lithium metal batteries that charge 10 to 20 times faster than commercial lithium-ion batteries, according to Rice University scientists.
Hybrid indium–lithium anodes provide fast interfacial ion transport
Sep 21, 2017
Novel lithium electrodes coated with indium could be the basis for more powerful, longer-lasting, rechargeable batteries. The coating hinders undesirable side-reactions between the electrode and electrolyte, provide a more ...
Researchers working on ways to power the next generation of prosthetic limbs
Sep 19, 2017
Scientists from Deakin University's and CSIRO's Battery Technology Research and Innovation Hub (BatTRI-Hub) are aiming to develop safe and reliable batteries for a unique robotic hand created by researchers from the University ...
Scientists design promising new cathode for sodium-based batteries
Jul 20, 2017
Scientists have designed a new type of cathode that could make the mass production of sodium batteries more feasible. Batteries based on plentiful and low-cost sodium are of great interest to both scientists and industry ...
Study suggests route to improving rechargeable lithium batteries
Jul 13, 2017
Most of today's lithium-ion batteries, which power everything from cars to phones, use a liquid as the electrolyte between two electrodes. Using a solid electrolyte instead could offer major advantages for both safety and ...
New technique to produce more durable and longer lasting lithium-ion batteries
Jun 23, 2017
Lithium-ion batteries are used to power many things from mobile phones, laptops, tablets to electric cars. But they have some drawbacks, including limited energy storage, low durability and long charging time. Now, researchers ...
Electrolytes made from liquefied gas enable batteries to run at ultra-low temperatures
Jun 15, 2017
Engineers at the University of California San Diego have developed a breakthrough in electrolyte chemistry that enables lithium batteries to run at temperatures as low as -60 degrees Celsius with excellent performance—in ...