New coating technique finds application in next-generation lithium battery anodes
Rechargeable lithium-sulfur batteries get a boost from graphene
Scientists track 3-D nanoscale changes in rechargeable battery material during operation
Scientists at the U.S. Department of Energy's Brookhaven National Laboratory have made the first 3D observations of how the structure of a lithium-ion battery anode evolves at the nanoscale in a real battery ...
Team finds new energy storage capabilities between layers of 2-D materials
Drexel University researchers are continuing to expand the capabilities and functionalities of a family of two-dimensional materials they discovered that are as thin as a single atom, but have the potential ...
Komaba Group reports sodium ion battery progress
Mystery of car battery's current solved
(PhysOrg.com) -- Chemists have solved the 150 year-old mystery of what gives the lead-acid battery, found under the bonnet of most cars, its unique ability to deliver a surge of current.
Researchers boost silicon-based batteries
(Phys.org)—Researchers at Rice University have refined silicon-based lithium-ion technology by literally crushing their previous work to make a high-capacity, long-lived and low-cost anode material with ...
Revolutionary conducting polymer enables silicon use as next generation of lithium-ion battery anodes
Lithium-ion batteries are everywhere, in smart phones, laptops, an array of other consumer electronics, and the newest electric cars. Good as they are, they could be much better, especially when it comes to ...
Stanford's battery-life research steps into economy class
Batteries get a quick charge with new anode technology
(PhysOrg.com) -- A breakthrough in components for next-generation batteries could come from special materials that transform their structure to perform better over time.
Toughened silicon sponges may make tenacious batteries
(Phys.org) -- Researchers at Rice University and Lockheed Martin reported this month that they've found a way to make multiple high-performance anodes from a single silicon wafer. The process uses simple silicon ...
New technology improves both energy capacity and charge rate in rechargeable batteries
Imagine a cellphone battery that stayed charged for more than a week and recharged in just 15 minutes. That dream battery could be closer to reality thanks to Northwestern University research.
'Core-Shell' Silicon Nanowires May Improve Lithium-Ion Batteries
From graphene hydrogels to high-performance anodes
How can the electrodes of batteries be made more efficient? In the journal Angewandte Chemie, American scientists describe a powerful approach that uses solvated graphene frameworks as the anode material. Assemb ...