Researchers explore nickel's love-hate relationship with battery electrodes
Examining battery materials on the nano-scale reveals how nickel forms a physical barrier that appears to impede the shuttling of lithium ions in the battery's electrode, reducing how fast the materials charge ...
Researchers probe invisible vacancies in fuel cell materials
(Phys.org) -- Knowing the position of missing oxygen atoms could be the key to cheaper solid oxide fuel cells with longer lifetimes. New microscopy research from the Department of Energy's Oak Ridge National Laboratory is ...
Scientists make nontoxic, bendable nanosheets
(Phys.org) -- Cornell materials scientists have developed an inexpensive, environmentally friendly way of synthesizing oxide crystal sheets, just nanometers thick, which have useful properties for electronics ...
Nanostructured electrodes for rechargeable sodium-Ion batteries
Highly efficient 3V cathodes for rechargeable sodium-ion batteries have been developed by users from Argonne National Laboratory's Materials Science, Chemical Sciences & Engineering, and X-ray Sciences Divisions, ...
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.
Chinese team develop fuel cell that can clean water as it generates electricity
A systematic way to find battery materials
Lithium-ion batteries have become a leading energy source for everything from smartphones and laptops to power tools and electric cars, and researchers around the world are actively seeking ways to nudge their performance ...
Rechargeable lithium-sulfur batteries get a boost from graphene
Lithium-ion battery with new chemistry could power electric vehicles
Nanoscale materials for high-energy density lithium-ion batteries
(PhysOrg.com) -- NEI Corporation and the University of California, San Diego won a Phase II Small Business Technology Transfer contract from NASA to develop and implement high energy density cathode materials ...
Thin films show surprising reactivity, could lead to better fuel cells
(PhysOrg.com) -- A surprising MIT laboratory finding about the behavior of a thin sheet of material -- less than a thousandth of the thickness of a human hair -- could lead to improved ways of studying the ...
Working toward the next battery breakthrough (w/ Video)
If battery-making is an art, then University at Buffalo scientist Esther Takeuchi is among its most prolific masters, with more than 140 U.S. patents, all in energy storage.
New Hitachi Li-ion batteries to last ten years
Nanoball Batteries Could Charge Electric Cars in 5 Minutes
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