Tracking exploding lithium-ion batteries in real-time (w/ Video)
What happens when lithium-ion batteries overheat and explode has been tracked inside and out for the first time by a UCL-led team using sophisticated 3D imaging.
Controlled preparation of complex architectures using high-intensity beams of mass-selected ions
In 90 minutes, scientists may now create designer surfaces and structures that once took 10 hours, thanks to a new high-intensity device constructed at Pacific Northwest National Laboratory. The instrument ...
Ultra-fast charging aluminum battery offers safe alternative to conventional batteries
Stanford University scientists have invented the first high-performance aluminum battery that's fast-charging, long-lasting and inexpensive. Researchers say the new technology offers a safe alternative to ...
Na-ion batteries get closer to replacing Li-ion batteries
Highly conductive germanium nanowires made by a simple, one-step process
For the first time, germanium nanowires have been deposited on indium tin oxide substrate by a simple, one-step process called electrodeposition.
Scientists fabricate defect-free graphene, set record reversible capacity for Co3O4 anode in Li-ion batteries
Machine learning algorithm makes impossible screening of advanced materials possible
Researchers uncover pain-relief secrets in hot chili peppers
Anyone who has ever bitten unknowingly into a red hot chili pepper remembers the unhappy result – burning, painful sensations that make one's mouth feel as though it has caught on fire. Yet the very chemical ...
Better battery imaging paves way for renewable energy future
In a move that could improve the energy storage of everything from portable electronics to electric microgrids, University of Wisconsin-Madison and Brookhaven National Laboratory researchers have developed ...
Best of Last Week – Evidence of quark-gluon interactions, new portable device hack and why we may never live forever
(Phys.org) —With summer drawing to a close, research is starting to heat up. Last week, physicists at the Relativistic Heavy Ion Collider used supercomputer calculations to offer evidence that particles predicted by the theory of quark-gluon interactions are being produced i ...
Erupting electrodes: How recharging leaves behind microscopic debris inside batteries (w/ Video)
An eruption of lithium at the tip of a battery's electrode, cracks in the electrode's body, and a coat forming on the electrode's surface reveal how recharging a battery many times leads to its demise.
Best of Last Week – Two mysterious bursts from space, new developments with batteries and fingertip reader for the blind
Beyond the lithium ion—a significant step toward a better performing battery
The race is on around the world as scientists strive to develop a new generation of batteries that can perform beyond the limits of the current lithium-ion based battery.