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Through thick and thin: Neutrons track lithium ions in battery electrodes
Lithium-ion batteries are expected to have a global market value of $47 billion by 2023, but their use in heavy-duty applications such as electric vehicles is limited due to factors such as lengthy charge and discharge cycles. (2019-04-19)
Researchers report high performance solid-state sodium-ion battery
Solid-state sodium-ion batteries are far safer than conventional lithium-ion batteries, which pose a risk of fire and explosions, but their performance has been too weak to offset the safety advantages. (2019-04-19)
Researchers improve method to recycle and renew used cathodes from lithium-ion batteries
UC San Diego researchers have improved their recycling process that regenerates degraded cathodes from spent lithium-ion batteries. (2019-04-17)
New discovery makes fast-charging, better performing lithium-ion batteries possible
Creating a lithium-ion battery that can charge in a matter of minutes but still operate at a high capacity is possible, according to research from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute just published in Nature Communications. (2019-04-16)
Increase in foreign body ingestions among young children
A new study from researchers in the Center for Injury Research and Policy and the Division of Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition at Nationwide Children's Hospital analyzed data from the National Electronic Injury Surveillance System (NEISS) for children younger than six years who were treated in a US emergency department due to concern of a foreign body ingestion from 1995 through 2015. (2019-04-12)
Scientists improve cycling performance of Al-based batteries with high areal density cathode
A research team led by Prof. TANG Yongbing and Dr. (2019-04-10)
Graphene coating could help prevent lithium battery fires
Researchers from the University of Illinois at Chicago College of Engineering report that graphene -- wonder material of the 21st century -- may take the oxygen out of lithium battery fires. (2019-04-09)
Engineers develop concept for hybrid heavy-duty trucks
Researchers at MIT have devised a new way of powering heavy-duty trucks that could drastically curb pollution, increase efficiency, and reduce or even eliminate their net greenhouse gas emissions. (2019-04-08)
New 'blue-green' solution for recycling world's batteries
Rice University materials scientists demonstrate an environmentally friendly solution to remove valuable cobalt and lithium metals from spent lithium-ion batteries. (2019-04-01)
Anions and cations in dual-ion batteries act like cowherd and weaver girl
A research team led by Prof. TANG Yongbing and Dr. (2019-03-28)
New approach could boost energy capacity of lithium batteries
Researchers at MIT and in China have found a new way to make cathodes for lithium batteries, offering improvements in the amount of power for both a given weight and a given volume. (2019-03-28)
New properties of perovskite solar cells
Perovskite solar cells are lighter and cheaper than silicon, their production is non-toxic. (2019-03-25)
Team led by Stanford and MIT predicts the useful life of batteries with data and AI
In an advance that could accelerate battery development and improve manufacturing, scientists have found how to accurately predict the useful lifespan of lithium-ion batteries, used in devices from mobile phones to electric cars. (2019-03-25)
Study examines commercial hybrid-electric aircraft, reduced carbon emissions
Although we're still a long way from commercial airplanes powered by a combination of fossil fuel and batteries, a recent feasibility study at the University of Illinois explored fuel/battery configurations and the energy lifecycle to learn the tradeoffs needed to yield the greatest reductions in carbon dioxide emissions. (2019-03-25)
New research shows highest energy density all-solid-state batteries now possible
Scientists from Tohoku University and the High Energy Accelerator Research Organization have developed a new complex hydride lithium superionic conductor that could result in all-solid-state batteries with the highest energy density to date. (2019-03-22)
Ankle exoskeleton fits under clothes for potential broad adoption
The device does not require additional components such as batteries or actuators carried on the back or waist. (2019-03-22)
Advances point the way to smaller, safer batteries
New Cornell research advances the design of solid-state batteries, a technology that is inherently safer and more energy-dense than today's lithium-ion batteries, which rely on flammable liquid electrolytes for fast transfer of chemical energy stored in molecular bonds to electricity. (2019-03-18)
Review of the recent advances of 2D nanomaterials in Lit-ion batteries
In a paper to be published in the forthcoming issue in NANO, researchers from the China University of Petroleum (East China) have summarized the recent advances in application of 2D nanomaterials on the electrode materials of lithium-ion batteries, owing to their compelling electrochemical and mechanical properties that make them good candidates as electrodes in lit-ion batteries for high capacity and long cycle life. (2019-03-14)
Powering devices -- with a desk lamp?
Batteries power most of our devices, and even some cars. (2019-03-13)
Elucidation of structural property in Li-ion batteries that deliver ultra-fast charging
Scientists at Tokyo Tech and Okayama University found a way of greatly improving the performance of LiCoO2 cathodes in Li-ion batteries by decorating them with BaTiO3 nanodots. (2019-03-12)
Parkinson's treatment delivers a power-up to brain cell 'batteries'
Scientists have gained clues into how a Parkinson's disease treatment, called deep brain stimulation, helps tackle symptoms. (2019-03-12)
Novel technology aims to improve lithium metal battery life, safety
Rechargeable lithium metal batteries with increased energy density, performance, and safety may be possible with a newly-developed, solid-electrolyte interphase (SEI), according to Penn State researchers. (2019-03-11)
Expanding the use of silicon in batteries, by preventing electrodes from expanding
Silicon anodes are generally viewed as the next development in lithium-ion battery technology. (2019-02-21)
The secret life of batteries
A world with faster-charging batteries begins with an understanding of how positively charged lithium ions move through the electrode to deliver energy. (2019-02-18)
Lithium-air batteries can store energy for cars, houses and industry
Growth in the offer of renewable energy sources will mean increased demand for devices optimal for energy storing; São Paulo and UK researchers presented advances in new battery development at FAPESP Week London. (2019-02-15)
Better red than dread: Barrier keeps batteries safe
A layer of red phosphorus in rechargeable lithium metal batteries can signal when damaging dendrites threaten to create a short circuit. (2019-02-14)
Upcycling plastic bags into battery parts (video)
Plastic bag pollution has become a huge environmental problem, prompting some cities and countries to heavily tax or ban the sacks. (2019-02-13)
Theories describe dynamically disordered solid materials
Theoretical physicists at Linköping University have developed a computational method to calculate the transition from one phase to another in dynamically disordered solid materials. (2019-02-11)
Engineers harvest heart's energy to power life-saving devices
The heart's motion is so powerful that it can recharge life-saving devices, according to new research from Dartmouth. (2019-02-04)
Scientists exploit gel polymer electrolyte for high performance magnesium batteries
A research team led by Prof. CUI Guanglei from the Qingdao Institute of Bioenergy and Bioprocess Technology (QIBEBT) of the Chinese Academy of Sciences exploited a novel rigid-fexible coupling gel polymer electrolyte (PTB@GF-GPE) that coupled with significantly improved overall performance. (2019-02-04)
Sodium is the new lithium: Researchers find a way to boost sodium-ion battery performance
NITech scientists have found the desirable component for sodium-ion batteries (SIB), which could contribute to boost SIB performance such as speed of charge. (2019-02-01)
Estimation of technology level required for low-cost renewable hydrogen production
NIMS, the University of Tokyo and Hiroshima University jointly evaluated the economic efficiency of hydrogen production systems combining photovoltaic power generation and rechargeable batteries and estimated technology levels necessary for the systems to produce hydrogen at a globally competitive cost. (2019-01-31)
Converting Wi-Fi signals to electricity with new 2D materials
Imagine a world where smartphones, laptops, wearables, and other electronics are powered without batteries. (2019-01-28)
The energy implications of organic radical polymers
Texas A&M University professor Dr. Jodie L. Lutkenhaus is one step closer to realizing her goal of creating a battery made entirely of polymers, which has the potential to charge and discharge much faster than traditional batteries. (2019-01-28)
2D materials may enable electric vehicles to get 500 miles on a single charge
New 2D catalysts boost energy capacity of lithium-air batteries. (2019-01-10)
Cartilage could be key to safe 'structural batteries'
Your knees and your smartphone battery have some surprisingly similar needs, a University of Michigan professor has discovered, and that new insight has led to a 'structural battery' prototype that incorporates a cartilage-like material to make the batteries highly durable and easy to shape. (2019-01-10)
Lithium-matrix anode protected by a solid electrolyte layer for stable lithium metal batteries
A house-like Li anode was designed. The house matrix was composed of carbon fiber and affords a stable structure to relieve the volume change. (2019-01-09)
Model predicts lithium-ion batteries most competitive for storage applications by 2030
Researchers at Imperial College London have developed a model to determine the lifetime costs of 9 electricity storage technologies for 12 different applications between 2015 and 2050. (2019-01-09)
Lean electrolyte design is a game-changer for magnesium batteries
Researchers from the University of Houston and the Toyota Research Institute of America have discovered a promising new version of high-energy magnesium batteries, with potential applications ranging from electric vehicles to battery storage for renewable energy systems. (2018-12-21)
Disordered crystals are promising for future battery technology
Tiny, disordered particles of magnesium chromium oxide may hold the key to new magnesium battery energy storage technology, which could possess increased capacity compared to conventional lithium-ion batteries, find UCL and University of Illinois at Chicago researchers. (2018-12-19)
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