News tagged with electrodes

Glass for battery electrodes

Today's lithium-ion batteries are good, but not good enough if our future energy system is to rely on electrical power. Chemists and materials scientists at ETH Zurich have developed a type of glass that ...

dateJan 13, 2015 in Materials Science
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Inexpensive material boosts battery capacity

Battery-powered cars offer many environmental benefits, but a car with a full tank of gasoline can travel further. By improving the energy capacity of lithium-ion batteries, a new electrode made from iron ...

dateOct 23, 2013 in Nanomaterials
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Building a better battery

A new battery technology provides double the energy storage at lower cost than the batteries that are used in handheld electronics, electric vehicles, aerospace and defence.

dateMar 11, 2013 in Energy & Green Tech
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One step closer to low cost solar cells

The dwindling resources for conventional energy sources make renewable energy an exciting and increasingly important avenue of research. However, even seemingly new and green forms of energy production, like ...

dateJan 27, 2014 in Energy & Green Tech
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Batteries as they are meant to be seen

Researchers have developed a way to microscopically view battery electrodes while they are bathed in wet electrolytes, mimicking realistic conditions inside actual batteries. While life sciences researchers ...

dateDec 26, 2013 in Nanomaterials
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