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Coupling Experiments to Theory to Build a Better Battery

Lithium-sulfur batteries are promising candidates for replacing common lithium-ion batteries in electric vehicles since they are cheaper, weigh less, and can store nearly double...
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Using Crumpled Graphene Balls to Make Better Batteries

Lithium metal-based batteries have the potential to turn the battery industry upside down. With the theoretically ultra-high capacity of lithium metal used by itself,...
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Surprising Discovery Could Lead to Better Batteries

A collaboration led by scientists at the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Brookhaven National Laboratory has observed an unexpected phenomenon in lithium-ion batteries—the most...
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Evaluating Electrodes: Researchers Identify Concepts to Measure Battery Performance

How do we know if a new battery is good? Batteries that perform well are invaluable to a number of resources that we use...
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Manchester Scientists Develop Graphene Sensors That Could Revolutionise the Internet of...

Researchers at The University of Manchester have devised graphene sensors embedded into RFIDs, which have the potential to revolutionise the Internet of Things (IoT). By...
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New Lithium-Rich Battery Could Last Much Longer

On paper, it doesn’t seem like Christopher Wolverton’s super lithium-rich battery should work. For one, the novel battery uses iron, an inexpensive metal that...
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Wyatt Tenhaeff Shares ‘Oscar of Invention’ for Safer Electric Car Battery

A safer lithium-ion battery for electric vehicles, developed by a University of Rochester chemical engineer and Oak Ridge National Laboratory, has received one of...
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‘Graphene-Like’ Nanocomposite Battery Boost for Smartphones, Tablets and Laptops

Scientists have a developed a new nanocomposite material that boosts battery life and improves the performance of everyday gadgets such as smartphones, tablets and...
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Piezoelectric Tiles Light the Way for Kennedy Space Center Visitors

New technology that could be used in self-powered smart cities of the future will soon be demonstrated at the NASA Kennedy Space Center’s Visitor...
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The Wet Road to Fast and Stable Batteries

An international team of scientists — including several researchers from the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Argonne National Laboratory — has discovered an anode...
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Reducing the Traffic Jam in Batteries

Research at Sandia National Laboratories has identified a major obstacle to advancing solid-state lithium-ion battery performance in small electronics: the flow of lithium ions...
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Scientists Discover Path to Improving Game-Changing Battery Electrode

If you add more lithium to the positive electrode of a lithium-ion battery – overstuff it, in a sense ­– it can store much...
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Battery Research Could Triple Range of Electric Vehicles

New research at the University of Waterloo could lead to the development of batteries that triple the range of electric vehicles. The breakthrough involves the...
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NEST360º’s Low-Cost Jaundice Detector Passes First Test in Africa

The first clinical study of a low-cost, hand-held jaundice detector invented by Rice University students couldn’t have come at a better time for NEST360°,...
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Development of Safer, More Reliable Compact All-Solid-State Lithium Secondary Batteries

Researchers: Kunimitsu Kataoka, Senior Researcher, Junji Akimoto, Leader, and Jun Akedo, Director, the Advanced Coating Technology Research Center Point The researchers have grown a single crystal...
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Flipping the Electron Spin

Lithium plating, the depositing of metallic lithium at the anodes of lithium-ion batteries, is one of the primary factors that limits charging current. The...