Scientists increase lithium-sulfur battery lifetime by a factor of 10
Sodium-air battery offers rechargeable advantages compared to Li-air batteries
Sponge-like graphene makes promising supercapacitor electrodes
Mechanical motion rectifier leads to better energy harvesting
Flexible, paper-based supercapacitor could improve performance of hybrid electric vehicles
Nanocrystal catalyst transforms impure hydrogen into electricity
(Phys.org) —The quest to harness hydrogen as the clean-burning fuel of the future demands the perfect catalysts—nanoscale machines that enhance chemical reactions. Scientists must tweak atomic structures ...
Eavesdropping on lithium ions
(Phys.org) —Lithium ion batteries are at the energetic heart of almost all things tech, from cell phones to tablets to electric vehicles. That's because they are a proven technology, light, long-lasting ...
UK's RobotCar demonstrated (w/ Video)
New imaging techniques track lithium-ion reactions in real-time, potential for more powerful, longer-lasting batteries
(Phys.org)—The cherished portability of many popular electronics, from smart phones to laptops, mostly comes courtesy of lithium-ion batteries. Unfortunately, these dense and lightweight energy storage ...
Society of Automotive Engineers adopts J1772 combo plug as standard for electric vehicles
When green turns toxic: Norwegians study Electric Vehicle life cycle
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 ...
Japan demo shows electricity entering EV through tires
Scientists spark new interest in the century-old Edison battery
Stanford University scientists have breathed new life into the nickel-iron battery, a rechargeable technology developed by Thomas Edison more than a century ago.