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Observing Solid-State Batteries During Deformation

Researchers at the Paul Scherrer Institute PSI have observed the mechanical processes in solid-state batteries more precisely than ever before. Using X-ray...
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Sandia Abuses Batteries for Better Energy Storage

They crush ‘em. They pierce ‘em.They roast ‘em, soak ‘em in saltwater and short circuit ‘em.
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Researchers Convert Used Car Batteries into Units That Could Power Farms...

As part of a Circular Economy for electric vehicle battery systems, as the number of such vehicles increases rapidly, the need to find...
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Toward a Better Battery

Chris Van de WalleBatteries power our lives: we rely on them to keep our cell...
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Paper-Thin and Flexible Batteries May Mean Better Power Sources for Space...

Batteries are ubiquitous in our daily lives: they power everything from cell phones to cars, homes, aircraft and even spaceships. They are...
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Expanding the Temperature Range of Lithium-Ion Batteries

Electric cars struggle with extreme temperatures, mainly because of impacts on the electrolyte solutions in their lithium-ion batteries. Now, researchers have developed...
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Energy from Algae Coming Your Way

Andreas Nicolai Norberg, a researcher at NTNU’s Department of Materials Science and Engineering, holds up three small jars in the battery lab.
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Faster-Charging, Safer Batteries

Imagine a world where cell phones and laptops can be charged in a matter of minutes instead of hours, rolled up and stored in...
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Chemistry Professor’s Research Shocking the Battery Field

Every year, Apple unveils a new iPhone complete with a longer-lasting battery.In the newest model, Apple touts the battery in the iPhone XS Max...
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Battery Mainstay Headed for High-Tech Makeover

The complex interactions inside a lead battery while it charges and discharges remain mysterious, even 159 years after the technology’s invention. But now the lead battery...
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Turbocharger for the Lithium Battery

A team of material researchers from Jülich, Munich and Prague succeeded in producing a composite material that is particularly well-suited to electrodes in lithium...
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Prototype Nuclear Battery Packs 10 Times More Power

Russian researchers from the Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology (MIPT), the Technological Institute for Superhard and Novel Carbon Materials (TISNCM), and the National University of...
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Better, Faster, Stronger: Building Batteries That Don’t Go Boom

There’s an old saying: “You must learn to walk before you learn to run.” Despite such wisdom, numerous industries skip the basics and sign...
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Supertetrahedra Lego for Future Batteries

New sodium-based all-solid-state batteries could enable future energy storage devices using only the easy-to-access, cheap and earth abundant elements sodium, silicon and phosphorous (Na,...
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Researchers Have Developed a Water-Based Battery to Store Solar and Wind...

Stanford researchers have developed a water-based battery that could provide a cheap way to store wind or solar energy generated when the sun is...
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Seeing How Next-Generation Batteries Power-Up

The ScienceNext-generation batteries based on magnesium rather than lithium ions hold promise to be more efficient, safer, and cheaper. One electrode is metallic magnesium....
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Discovery Could Make Ultra-Powerful Batteries Safer, More Efficient

From smartphones to electric vehicles, many of today’s technologies run on lithium ion batteries. That means that consumers have to keep their chargers handy....
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Out of Thin Air

The lithium-ion battery has transformed the portable electronics industry and is making inroads into energy storage on the electric grid and electrically powered transportation....
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Texas A&M-Led Team Doubles Down On Energy Storage With Metal-Oxide Magnesium...

Move over, lithium-ion; now, there’s a better battery on the horizon.A multi-institution team of scientists led by Texas A&M University chemist Sarbajit Banerjee has...
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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...