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Redox Flow Batteries - Markets, Trends, Applications

Redox Flow Batteries - Markets, Trends, Applications

Apr 20, 2017 1 Worldwide
Redox flow batteries are an energy storage technology initially developed by NASA in the 70's for space applications. After several years of intensive R&D, in 2006, several key patents on the technology expired, opening up the arena to companies all around the world.
New battery coating could improve smart phones and electric vehicles

New battery coating could improve smart phones and electric vehicles

Apr 19, 2017 United States
High performing lithium-ion batteries are a key component of laptops, smart phones, and electric vehicles. Currently, the anodes, or negative charged side of lithium ion batteries, are generally made with graphite or other carbon-based materials.
How some battery materials expand without cracking

How some battery materials expand without cracking

Apr 18, 2017 United States
When you charge a battery, or when you use it, it's not just electricity but also matter that moves around inside.
Gel-like coating beefs up the performance of lithium-sulfur batteries

Gel-like coating beefs up the performance of lithium-sulfur batteries

Apr 10, 2017 United States
Scientists have developed an ultra-thin coating material that has the potential to extend the life and improve the efficiency of lithium-sulfur batteries, one of the most promising areas of energy research today.
Coming together, falling apart, and starting over, battery style

Coming together, falling apart, and starting over, battery style

Mar 24, 2017 United States
Whether inside your laptop computer or storing energy outside wind farms, we need high-capacity, long-lasting, and safe batteries.
Liquid fuel for future computers

Liquid fuel for future computers

Mar 16, 2017 2 Switzerland
n the future, a new type of tiny redox flow battery will supply tightly packed electronic components with energy, while also dissipating the heat they produce.
Nanofiber marks important step in next generation battery development

Nanofiber marks important step in next generation battery development

Mar 13, 2017 United States
One of the keys to building electric cars that can travel longer distances and to powering more homes with renewable energy is developing efficient and highly capable energy storage systems.
New technology for fast-charging, noncombustible batteries

New technology for fast-charging, noncombustible batteries

Mar 10, 2017 1 United States
A team of engineers led by 94-year-old John Goodenough, co-inventor of the lithium-ion battery, has developed the first all-solid-state battery cells that could lead to safer, faster-charging, longer-lasting rechargeable batteries for handheld mobile devices, electric cars and stationary energy storage.
Cathode material with high energy density

Cathode material with high energy density

Mar 7, 2017 Japan
FDK Corporation and Fujitsu Laboratories Ltd have announced that they have jointly developed lithium cobalt pyrophosphate, which has high energy density, for the cathode material of all-solid lithium-ion batteries.
Looking for the next leap in rechargeable batteries

Looking for the next leap in rechargeable batteries

Mar 1, 2017 1 United States
Researchers may have just found a solution for one of the biggest stumbling blocks to the next wave of rechargeable batteries — small enough for cellphones and powerful enough for cars.
Hydronium-ion battery presents opportunity

Hydronium-ion battery presents opportunity

Feb 28, 2017 United States
A new type of battery developed by scientists shows promise for sustainable, high-power energy storage. It's the world's first battery to use only hydronium ions as the charge carrier.