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New flow battery offers lower-cost energy storage

Energy storage system owners could see significant savings from a new flow battery technology that is projected to cost 60 percent less than today's...
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Real-time tracking shows how batteries degrade

How disposable Lithium batteries degrade during normal use has been tracked in real-time by a UCL-led team using sophisticated 3D imaging, giving a new...

Researchers Discover Salty Solution to Better, Safer Batteries

Greatest potential uses seen in safety-critical, automotive and grid-storage applications

Simple mathematical formula models lithium-ion battery aging

Hybrid electric vehicles, cell phones, digital cameras, and the Mars Curiosity rover are just a few of the many devices that use rechargeable lithium-ion...

RIT researchers patent improved materials and technology applications for lithium ion...

A research team at Rochester Institute of Technology has been awarded patents for discoveries that will improve and extend the life of lithium-ion batteries,...

Nano-mechanical Study Offers New Assessment of Silicon for Next-gen Batteries

A detailed nano-mechanical study of mechanical degradation processes in silicon structures containing varying levels of lithium ions offers good news for researchers attempting to...

Sodium-ion batteries are potential power technology of future

The high cost and scarcity of lithium are driving research to develop alternatives to lithium-ion batteries, especially to meet future needs in energy storage,...

Protective shells may boost silicon lithium-ion batteries

Lithium ions react with silicon to form a new compound, which causes the electrode to expand. Researchers found that flouroethylene carbonate molecules produce a...

“Yolks” and “shells” improve rechargeable batteries

One big problem faced by electrodes in rechargeable batteries, as they go through repeated cycles of charging and discharging, is that they must expand...

Electrochemical ‘Fingers’ Unlock Battery’s Inner Potential

Lithium-ion batteries unleash electricity as electrochemical reactions spread through active materials. Manipulating this complex process and driving the reactions into the energy-rich heart of...

‘Bulletproof’ battery: Kevlar membrane for safer, thinner lithium rechargeables

New battery technology from the University of Michigan should be able to prevent the kind of fires that grounded Boeing 787 Dreamliners in 2013. The...