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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 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.
Waste silicon sawdust recycled into anode for lithium-ion battery

Waste silicon sawdust recycled into anode for lithium-ion battery

Feb 27, 2017 Japan
Researchers have created a high performance anode material for lithium-ion batteries using waste silicon sawdust.
Stabilising energy storage

Stabilising energy storage

Feb 24, 2017 United States
Because the sun doesn't always shine, solar utilities need a way to store extra charge for a rainy day. The same goes for wind power facilities, since the wind doesn't always blow. To take full advantage of renewable energy, electrical grids need large batteries that can store the power coming from wind and solar installations until it is needed.
Next gen batteries could provide power to microsatellites, cubesats

Next gen batteries could provide power to microsatellites, cubesats

Feb 23, 2017 United States
The size of the battery is so thin (2-3 millimeters) that it is a prime candidate for use in microsatellites, including CubeSats.
Making sodium-ion batteries that last

Making sodium-ion batteries that last

Feb 21, 2017 United States
Lithium-ion batteries have become essential in everyday technology. But these power sources can explode under certain circumstances and are not ideal for grid-scale energy storage. Sodium-ion batteries are potentially a safer and less expensive alternative, but current versions don't last long enough yet for practical use.