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Graphene-nanotube hybrid boosts lithium metal batteries

Graphene-nanotube hybrid boosts lithium metal batteries

May 23, 2017 United States
Scientists have created a rechargeable lithium metal battery with three times the capacity of commercial lithium-ion batteries by resolving something that has long stumped researchers: the dendrite problem.
Self-healing tech charges up performance

Self-healing tech charges up performance

May 22, 2017 United States
Researchers have found a way to apply self-healing technology to lithium-ion batteries to make them more reliable and last longer.
Electroplating delivers high-energy, high-power batteries

Electroplating delivers high-energy, high-power batteries

May 18, 2017 United States
The process that makes gold-plated jewelry or chrome car accents is now making powerful lithium-ion batteries.
Bright future for self-charging batteries

Bright future for self-charging batteries

Apr 28, 2017 Canada
Who hasn't lived through the frustrating experience of being without a phone after forgetting to recharge it? This could one day be a thing of the past thanks to technology being developed.
Freezing lithium batteries may make them safer and bendable

Freezing lithium batteries may make them safer and bendable

Apr 27, 2017 United States
A new method that could lead to lithium batteries that are safer, have longer battery life, and are bendable, providing new possibilities such as flexible smartphones.
Building a better battery

Building a better battery

Apr 26, 2017 United States
From portable electronics to transportation and sending satellites into space, the quest for a better battery - lighter, safer, longer lasting - is drawing increasing interest in the scientific community.
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 1 United States
Whether inside your laptop computer or storing energy outside wind farms, we need high-capacity, long-lasting, and safe batteries.