Scientists fabricate defect-free graphene, set record reversible capacity for Co3O4 anode in Li-ion batteries
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New view of dendrites in Li batteries gets to the root of the problem
New paper-like material could boost electric vehicle batteries
Researchers at the University of California, Riverside's Bourns College of Engineering have developed a novel paper-like material for lithium-ion batteries. It has the potential to boost by several times ...
Laser-induced graphene 'super' for electronics
Rice University scientists advanced their recent development of laser-induced graphene (LIG) by producing and testing stacked, three-dimensional supercapacitors, energy-storage devices that are important ...
Future batteries: Lithium-sulfur with a graphene wrapper
What do you get when you wrap a thin sheet of the "wonder material" graphene around a novel multifunctional sulfur electrode that combines an energy storage unit and electron/ion transfer networks? An extremely ...
A billion holes can make a battery
Researchers at the University of Maryland have invented a single tiny structure that includes all the components of a battery that they say could bring about the ultimate miniaturization of energy storage ...
Beating battery drain: Power-conserving chip may increase smartphone battery life
Stream video on your smartphone, or use its GPS for an hour or two, and you'll probably see the battery drain significantly. As data rates climb and smartphones adopt more power-hungry features, battery life ...
Stanford scientists create a 'smart' lithium-ion battery that warns of fire hazard
Stanford University scientists have developed a "smart" lithium-ion battery that gives ample warning before it overheats and bursts into flames.
A solar cell that stores its own power: World's first 'solar battery' runs on light and air
Is it a solar cell? Or a rechargeable battery? Actually, the patent-pending device invented at The Ohio State University is both: the world's first solar battery.
Live long and phosphor: Blue LED breakthrough for efficient electronics
In a step that could lead to longer battery life in smartphones and lower power consumption for large-screen televisions, researchers at the University of Michigan have extended the lifetime of blue organic ...
Improved liquid battery: Longer-lasting materials could enable batteries that make renewables more competitive
Researchers at MIT have improved a proposed liquid battery system that could enable renewable energy sources to compete with conventional power plants.