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Combined Economic and Technological Evaluation of Battery Energy Storage for Grid...

Connecting large battery systems to the energy grid offers the ability to capture and store renewable energy during the windy and sunny times, and...
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A New Way to Measure Nearly Nothing

Many semiconductor fabricators and research labs are under increasing pressure from, of all things, vacuum. These facilities need to remove greater amounts of gas...
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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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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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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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A Step on the Way to Lithium-Free Batteries

Smartphone and laptop batteries operate by light alkali ions shuttling back and forth between the anode and cathode. For this purpose, the rechargeable batteries...
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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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Columbia Engineers Develop Flexible Lithium Battery for Wearable Electronics

The rapid development of flexible and wearable electronics is giving rise to an exciting range of applications, from smart watches and flexible displays—such as...
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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...
Flexible Micro-Supercapacitor

Easier Way to Produce High Performing, Flexible Micro-Supercapacitor

Professor Minyang Yang from the Department of Mechanical Engineering and his team developed a high-energy, flexible micro-supercapacitor in a simple and cost-effective way. Compared to...
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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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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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‘Winking’ Star 550 Light-Years Away May Be Devouring Wrecked Planets

Ateam of U.S. astronomers including UCLA’s Benjamin Zuckerman has found evidence suggesting that the strange, unpredictable dimming of a star 550 light-years away may...
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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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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...