Four easy tips to make your batteries last longer
Here are a few things you can do to make your lithium-ion (Li-ion) batteries last longer, whether they be used in an electric car, a large home installation – such as Tesla's newly announced Powerwall – ...
Goodbye, range anxiety? Electric vehicles may be more useful than previously thought
In the first study of its kind, scientists at the Department of Energy's Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab) quantitatively show that electric vehicles (EVs) will meet the daily travel needs ...
Silk could be new 'green' material for next-generation batteries
Lithium-ion batteries have enabled many of today's electronics, from portable gadgets to electric cars. But much to the frustration of consumers, none of these batteries last long without a recharge. Now ...
Got Battery? Lots of low battery hacks but no quick fix
At a cozy watering hole in Brooklyn's Bedford-Stuyvesant neighborhood, bartender Kathy Conway counted four different phone chargers behind the bar. Call it the scourge of the red zone, call it battery anxiety. ...
Asian inventions dominate energy storage systems
In recent years, the number of patent applications for electrochemical energy storage technologies has soared. According to a study by the Technical University Munich, the largest volume of applications is ...
Nano-sized silicon oxide electrode for the next generation lithium ion batteries
The lithium ion battery market has been growing steadily and has been seeking an approach to increase battery capacity while retaining its capacity for long recharging process.
New, high-energy rechargeable batteries
While electric vehicles offer many advantages—including reducing greenhouse gas emissions and the country's dependence on imported petroleum—at least one barrier stands in the way of their large-scale ...
Self-charging battery gets boost from nanocomposite film
Researchers make breakthrough in battery technology
Researchers at the Materials and Surface Science Institute (MSSI), University of Limerick have made a significant breakthrough in the area of rechargeable battery technology. There is an ever-increasing demand ...
Folding batteries increases their areal energy density by up to 14 times
Molten-air battery's storage capacity among the highest of any battery type
Researchers produce nanostructures with potential to advance energy devices
New types of nanostructures have shown promise for applications in electrochemically powered energy devices and systems, including advanced battery technologies.
Battery design gets boost from aligned carbon nanotubes
Researchers at North Carolina State University have created a new flexible nano-scaffold for rechargeable lithium ion batteries that could help make cell phone and electric car batteries last longer.
Unzipped nanotubes unlock potential for batteries
(Phys.org) —Researchers at Rice University have come up with a new way to boost the efficiency of the ubiquitous lithium ion (LI) battery by employing ribbons of graphene that start as carbon nanotubes.