News tagged with energy department

Study sheds new light on why batteries go bad

A comprehensive look at how tiny particles in a lithium ion battery electrode behave shows that rapid-charging the battery and using it to do high-power, rapidly draining work may not be as damaging as researchers ...

dateSep 14, 2014 in Nanophysics
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Engineering nuclear nonproliferation

University of Virginia engineering professor Houston Wood's career is a testament to the essential role that engineers can play, not only in preserving a free and open society, but also in making the world a safer place.

dateJul 08, 2014 in Energy & Green Tech
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NREL bolsters batteries with nanotubes

Researchers at the Energy Department's National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) are turning to extremely tiny tubes and rods to boost power and durability in lithium-ion batteries, the energy sources for ...

dateJul 01, 2014 in Energy & Green Tech
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