Molten-air battery's storage capacity among the highest of any battery type
Self-charging battery gets boost from nanocomposite film
Memory effect now also found in lithium-ion batteries
Lithium-ion batteries are high performance energy storage devices used in many commercial electronic appliances. Certainly, they can store a large amount of energy in a relatively small volume. They have ...
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.
Komaba Group reports sodium ion battery progress
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 ...
Silicon-carbon electrodes snap, swell, don't pop
A study that examines a new type of silicon-carbon nanocomposite electrode reveals details of how they function and how repeated use could wear them down. The study also provides clues to why this material ...
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 ...
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 ...
Batteries charge quickly and retain capacity, thanks to new 3D nanostructure
The batteries in Illinois professor Paul Braun's lab look like any others, but they pack a surprise inside.
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
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 ...
Bad virus put to good use: Breakthrough batteries
(PhysOrg.com) -- Viruses have a bad rep--and rightly so. The ability of a virus to quickly and precisely replicate itself makes it a destructive scourge to animals and plants alike. Now an interdisciplinary ...