Researchers produce uniform antimony nanocrystals for energy storage
Researchers from Empa and ETH Zurich have succeeded for the first time to produce uniform antimony nanocrystals. Tested as components of laboratory batteries, these are able to store a large number of both ...
A battery small enough to be injected, energetic enough to track salmon
(Phys.org) —Scientists have created a microbattery that packs twice the energy compared to current microbatteries used to monitor the movements of salmon through rivers in the Pacific Northwest and around ...
Researchers develop methods to study battery chemistry in action
Researchers at a host of national laboratories and universities have developed a way to microscopically view battery electrodes while they are bathed in wet electrolytes, mimicking realistic conditions inside ...
Gummy material addresses safety concerns of lithium ion batteries
A group of Washington State University researchers have developed a chewing gum-like battery material that could dramatically improve the safety of lithium ion batteries.
New kind of 'X-ray/CT vision' reveals objects' internal nanoscale structure, chemistry
(Phys.org) —Nanomaterials made of particles with dimensions measured in billionths of a meter hold enormous promise for creating more efficient batteries, fuel cells, catalysts, and drug-delivery systems. ...
Solid-state battery could double the range of electric cars
(Phys.org) —A cutting-edge battery technology developed at the University of Colorado Boulder that could allow tomorrow's electric vehicles to travel twice as far on a charge is now closer to becoming a commercial reality.
A 'sponge' path to better catalysts and energy materials
Scientists from the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Office of Science's Oak Ridge (ORNL) and Argonne National Laboratories, Northwestern University, and Hokkaido University (Japan) have developed a new oxygen ...
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.
Clay key to high-temperature supercapacitors
Clay, an abundant and cheap natural material, is a key ingredient in a supercapacitor that can operate at very high temperatures, according to Rice University researchers who have developed such a device.
Oxygen 'sponge' presents path to better catalysts, energy materials
Scientists at the Department of Energy's Oak Ridge National Laboratory have developed a new oxygen "sponge" that can easily absorb or shed oxygen atoms at low temperatures. Materials with these novel characteristics ...
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.
US official: Solar plane to help ground energy use (Update)
The plane parked outside the airport looks more like a giant exotic insect or maybe an outsized toy.
'Popcorn' particle pathways promise better lithium-ion batteries
Researchers at Sandia National Laboratories have confirmed the particle-by-particle mechanism by which lithium ions move in and out of electrodes made of lithium iron phosphate (LiFePO4, or LFP), findings t ...
New framework from boron and silicon could smooth the way to higher capacities for lithium-ion batteries
Laptops could work longer and electric cars could drive farther if it were possible to further increase the capacity of their lithium-ion batteries. The electrode material has a decisive influence on a battery's ...