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Unleashing Sulfur’s Potential

Hollow sulfur nanospheres wrapped inside sheets of molybdenum disulfide could form the ideal cathode material for the next generation of lithium-ion batteries, research from...
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Renaissance of the Iron–Air Battery

Iron–air batteries promise a considerably higher energy density than present-day lithium-ion batteries. In addition, their main constituent – iron – is an abundant and...
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Taming ‘Dendrites’ Could Bring Better Lithium-Ion Batteries

Researchers have learned the mechanisms behind a common type of failure in lithium-ion batteries caused by the formation and growth of “dendrites,” findings that...
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New Studies on Disordered Cathodes May Provide Much-Needed Jolt to Lithium...

Today’s lithium-ion battery was invented so long ago, there are not many more efficiencies to wring out of it. Now researchers at the Department...
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Microscopic Defects Make Batteries Better

High-performance electrodes for lithium-ion batteries can be improved by paying closer attention to their defects — and capitalizing on them, according to Rice University...
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Flexible Batteries a Highlight for Smart Dental Aids

Smart 3D-printed braces that incorporate nontoxic batteries and lights could reduce the time and costs involved in realigning and straightening teeth. The orthodontic system, conceptualized...
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UNIST Researchers Introduce Novel Catalyst for Rechargeable Metal-Air Batteries

Research in lithium-ion batteries has opened up a plethora of possibilities in the development of next-generation batteries. In particular, the metal-air batteries with significantly...
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UMD Researchers Develop Stable, Robust Li-ion Battery Chemistry

Researchers at the University of Maryland (UMD) have partnered with the John Hopkins Applied Physics Laboratory (APL) and the Army Research Lab to develop...
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Scientists Solve a Magnesium Mystery in Rechargeable Battery Performance

Rechargeable batteries based on magnesium, rather than lithium, have the potential to extend electric vehicle range by packing more energy into smaller batteries. But...
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Designer Binders Protect Silicon Battery Electrodes

The Science In your electric car’s battery, swapping an electrode with one made of silicon could let the battery store 10 times more energy. Why...
Electrode Materials

Electrode Materials from the Microwave Oven

Power on the go is in demand: The higher the battery capacity, the larger the range of electric cars and the longer the operating...
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Queensland, China Collaborate on Game-changer Research

University of Queensland research projects to develop better batteries for renewable energy and a way of predicting crop yields from space have been funded...
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Study Finds Auto-Fix Tool Gets More Programmers to Upgrade Code

Failure to make necessary upgrades to software code can have dire consequences, such as the major data breach at Equifax. A recent study finds...
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Flying Taxicabs?

CWRU researcher working with  NASA, other partners to build small, battery-powered aircraft in next several years Need to catch a fast ride from Cleveland to...
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Organic/Inorganic Sulfur May Be Key for Safe Rechargeable Lithium Batteries

We have come a long way from leaky sulfur-acid automobile batteries, but modern lithium batteries still have some down sides. Now a team of...
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Making Renewable Power more Viable for the Grid

Wind and solar power are increasingly popular sources for renewable energy. But intermittency issues keep them from connecting widely to the U.S. grid: They...
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Will Metal Supplies Limit Battery Expansion?

The dramatic rise in production of electric vehicles, coupled with expected growth in the use of grid-connected battery systems for storing electricity from renewable...
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A Stanford Battery Based on Sodium may Offer more Cost-Effective Storage...

As a warming world moves from fossil fuels toward renewable solar and wind energy, industrial forecasts predict an insatiable need for battery farms to...
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Leading the Way in Battery Technology

Business Secretary Greg Clark has announced the universities that will lead pioneering research into the next generation of battery technology. "...fostering innovative research collaboration between our...
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Asphalt Helps Lithium Batteries Charge Faster

A touch of asphalt may be the secret to high-capacity lithium metal batteries that charge 10 to 20 times faster than commercial lithium-ion batteries,...