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
Charging portable electronics in 10 minutes
Researchers at the University of California, Riverside Bourns College of Engineering have developed a three-dimensional, silicon-decorated, cone-shaped carbon-nanotube cluster architecture for lithium ion ...
Alcoa and Phinergy show electric car with aluminum-air battery
Power Japan Plus announces dual carbon battery that charges 20 times faster than current lithium ion batteries
Lithium-sulfur batteries last longer with nanomaterial-packed cathode
Electric vehicles could travel farther and more renewable energy could be stored with lithium-sulfur batteries that use a unique powdery nanomaterial.
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 ...