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Best performance of organic material for lithium battery anode using materials informatics
A research group established a new design strategy for organic materials for the anode of lithium-ion secondary cells through the use of Materials Informatics (MI). (2019-09-20)
'Nanochains' could increase battery capacity, cut charging time
A new method could allow better materials to make up battery electrodes by converting them into a nanochain structure, extending battery lifetime and increasing stability. (2019-09-19)
New lithium battery design could mean lighter, safer batteries for Soldiers
Less expensive, lighter and safer batteries are a vital need for warfighters; a new Army project may offer a solution. (2019-09-18)
Algae and bacteria team up to increase hydrogen production
A University of Cordoba research group combined algae and bacteria in order to produce biohydrogen, fuel of the future (2019-09-16)
Battery icons shape perceptions of time and space and define user identities
Research from Cass Business School finds battery icons on mobile phones shape how people view time and space, and how battery conservation practices define user identities. (2019-09-12)
New metamaterial morphs into new shapes, taking on new properties
Electrochemical reactions drive shape change in new nanoarchitected metamaterial. (2019-09-11)
Stretchy plastic electrolytes could enable new lithium-ion battery design
Researchers at the Georgia Institute of Technology have developed a promising new cathode and electrolyte system that replaces expensive metals and traditional liquid electrolyte with lower cost transition metal fluorides and a solid polymer electrolyte. (2019-09-09)
Nanoparticles in lithium-sulphur batteries detected with neutron experiment
An HZB team has for the first time precisely analysed how nanoparticles of lithium sulphide and sulphur precipitate onto battery electrodes during the course of the charging cycle. (2019-09-06)
Illinois engineer continues to make waves in water desalination
University of Illinois researcher Kyle Smith continues to build on his highly praised work to develop new methods of deionizing saltwater. (2019-08-30)
Overcome the bottleneck of solid electrolytes for Li batteries
On Aug 21st, Prof. MA Cheng from the University of Science and Technology of China (USTC) and his collaborators proposed an effective strategy to address the electrode-electrolyte contact issue that is limiting the development of next-generation solid-state Li batteries. (2019-08-29)
Hydrophobic silica colloid electrolyte holds promise for safer Li-O2 batteries
A research team led by ZHANG Xinbo from the Changchun Institute of Applied Chemistry (CIAC) of the Chinese Academy of Sciences developed an electrolyte regulation strategy by in situ coupling of CF3SO3- on hydrophobic silica colloidal particles via electrostatic interactions in order to prevent lithium dendrite growth and corrosion. (2019-08-28)
Coating developed by Stanford researchers brings lithium metal battery closer to reality
A Stanford-led research team invented a new coating that could finally make lightweight lithium metal batteries safe and long lasting, which could usher in the next generation of electric vehicles. (2019-08-26)
Dangerous wild grass will be used in batteries
Hogweed, which has grown over vast territories of Russia, can be useful as a material for batteries. (2019-08-26)
Producing protein batteries for safer, environmentally friendly power storage
Proteins are good for building muscle, but their building blocks also might be helpful for building sustainable organic batteries that could someday be a viable substitute for conventional lithium-ion batteries, without their safety and environmental concerns. (2019-08-26)
Study identifies main culprit behind lithium metal battery failure
Researchers have discovered the root cause of why lithium metal batteries fail -- bits of lithium metal deposits break off from the surface of the anode during discharging and are trapped as 'dead' lithium that the battery can no longer cycle. (2019-08-21)
New rechargeable CCNY aqueous battery challenges Lithium-ion dominance
A new rechargeable high voltage manganese dioxide zinc battery, exceeding the 2 V barrier in aqueous zinc chemistry, is the latest invention by City College of New York researchers. (2019-08-20)
Skoltech scientists found a way to create long-life fast-charging batteries
A group of researchers led by Skoltech Professor Pavel Troshin studied coordination polymers, a class of compounds with scarcely explored applications in metal-ion batteries, and demonstrated their possible future use in energy storage devices with a high charging/discharging rate and stability. (2019-08-15)
Supercapacitors turbocharged by laxatives
An international team of scientists, including a professor of chemistry from the University of Bristol, has worked out a way to improve energy storage devices called supercapacitors, by designing a new class of detergents chemically related to laxatives. (2019-08-12)
Advance in understanding of all-solid-state batteries
In a new paper published by Nature Materials entitled 'Critical Stripping Current Leads to Dendrite Formation on Plating in Lithium Anode Solid Electrolyte Cells,' Faraday Institution researchers at the University of Oxford have taken a step forward in understanding the mechanisms by which solid-state batteries fail -- a necessary prerequisite to avoiding such failures. (2019-07-31)
Leap toward robust binder-less metal phosphide electrodes for Li-ion batteries
Researchers at the Toyohashi University of Technology have successfully fabricated a binder-less tin phosphide (Sn4P3)/carbon (C) composite film electrode for lithium-ion batteries via aerosol deposition. (2019-07-30)
Ultra-thin layers of rust generate electricity from flowing water
Tom Miller of Caltech and Franz Geiger of Northwestern University show that iron oxide layers can convert kinetic energy of saltwater into electrical power. (2019-07-29)
Energy from seawater
A new battery made from affordable and durable materials generates energy from places where salt and fresh waters mingle. (2019-07-29)
High-performance flow batteries offer path to grid-level renewable energy storage
A low-cost, high-performance battery chemistry developed by University of Colorado Boulder researchers could one day lead to scalable grid-level storage for wind and solar energy that could help electrical utilities reduce their dependency on fossil fuels. (2019-07-25)
An air-stable and waterproof lithium metal anode
The instability of lithium metal anode in air and the dendrite growth limit its applications. (2019-07-19)
A new material for the battery of the future, made in UCLouvain
UCLouvain's researchers have discovered a new high performance and safe battery material (LTPS) capable of speeding up charge and discharge to a level never observed so far. (2019-07-17)
Toward a better battery
Materials scientists uncover source of degradation in sodium batteries. (2019-07-17)
High-performance sodium ion batteries using copper sulfide
Researchers presented a new strategy for extending sodium ion batteries' cyclability using copper sulfide as the electrode material. (2019-07-15)
No more trial-and-error when choosing an electrolyte for metal-air batteries
Researchers at Washington University in St. Louis have developed a one-parameter measure that makes selecting the correct electrolyte for potassium-air batteries an exercise in rationality, rather than patience. (2019-07-10)
High-safety, flexible and scalable Zn//MnO2 rechargeable planar micro-batteries
Screen printed Zn//MnO2 planar micro-batteries have been fabricated with intriguing features of scalability, environmental friendliness, high safety and metal-free current collectors, possessing high volumetric energy density, excellent rate capability and long-life cycling durability. (2019-07-09)
A cold-tolerant electrolyte for lithium-metal batteries emerges in San Diego
Improvements to a class of battery electrolyte first introduced in 2017 -- liquefied gas electrolytes - could pave the way to a high-impact and long-sought advance for rechargeable batteries: replacing the graphite anode with a lithium-metal anode. (2019-07-01)
Story tips from the Department of Energy's Oak Ridge National Laboratory, July 2019
ORNL story tips: Study of waste soft drinks for carbon capture could help cut carbon dioxide emissions; sharing secret messages among three parties using quantum communications just got more practical for better cybersecurity; designed synthetic polymers can serve as high-performance binding material for next-generation li-ion batteries; high-fidelity modeling for predicting radiation interactions outside reactor core could keep nuclear reactors running longer; scientists looking to neural networks to create computers that mimic human brain. (2019-07-01)
X-ray imaging provides clues to fracture in solid-state batteries
Researchers at the Georgia Institute of Technology have used X-ray computed tomography (CT) to visualize in real time how cracks form near the edges of the interfaces between materials in solid-state batteries. (2019-06-28)
Expanding the temperature range of lithium-ion batteries
Electric cars struggle with extreme temperatures, mainly because of impacts on the electrolyte solutions in their lithium-ion batteries. (2019-06-19)
Powering a solution: Professor takes charge at improving lithium ion batteries safety
Dr. Yu Zhu and his team of graduate students in The University of Akron's College of Polymer Science and Polymer Engineering are working to improve the safety of Li-ion batteries by creating a shear-thickening electrolyte -- a substance that can become thicker under impact, set between the battery's anode and cathode that will be impact-resistant, thus not causing a fire or an explosion upon any collision. (2019-06-19)
Carbon-neutral fuels move a step closer
Chemists at EPFL have developed an efficient process for converting carbon dioxide into carbon monoxide, a key ingredient of synthetic fuels and materials. (2019-06-13)
Carnegie Mellon researchers develop semi-liquid metal anode for next-generation batteries
Researchers from Carnegie Mellon University's Mellon College of Science and College of Engineering have developed a semiliquid lithium metal-based anode that represents a new paradigm in battery design. (2019-06-12)
Toward a low-cost industrialization of lithium-ion capacitors
Combining two additives instead of one to facilitate the incorporation of lithium within capacitors: that is the solution proposed by researchers from l'Institut des matériaux Jean Rouxel (CNRS/Université de Nantes), in collaboration with Münster Electrochemical Energy Technology, in order to promote the low-cost, simple, and efficient development of the lithium-ion capacitors used to store electrical energy. (2019-06-06)
Understanding the (ultra-small) structure of silicon nanocrystals
New research provides insight into the structure of silicon nanocrystals, a substance that promises to provide efficient lithium ion batteries that power your phone to medical imaging on the nanoscale. (2019-06-06)
Ultrafast metal-ion batteries based on new organic cathode material have been developed
Researchers from Skoltech Center for Energy Science and Technology, IPCP RAS and D.I. (2019-06-03)
What causes battery electrode failure?
'It's impossible to have every single grain of rice identical in terms of their shapes and how far away it is to its neighbor,' Lin said. (2019-06-03)
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