Existence of new element confirmed
Remember the periodic table from chemistry class in school? Researchers from Lund University in Sweden have presented fresh evidence that confirms the existence of a previously unknown chemical element. The ...
Researchers achieve 'holy grail' of battery design: A stable lithium anode
Engineers across the globe have been racing to design smaller, cheaper and more efficient rechargeable batteries to meet the power storage needs of everything from handheld gadgets to electric cars.
Sand-based lithium ion batteries that outperform standard by three times
(Phys.org) —Researchers at the University of California, Riverside's Bourns College of Engineering have created a lithium ion battery that outperforms the current industry standard by three times. The key ...
New 'pomegranate-inspired' design solves problems for lithium-ion batteries
with silicon nanoparticles clustered like seeds in a tough carbon rind – overcomes several remaining obstacles to using silicon for a new generation of lithium-ion batteries, say its inventors at Stanford ...
What are the chances that a particle collider's strangelets will destroy the Earth?
Physicist proves impossibility of quantum time crystals
Small-scale demo, large-scale promise of novel bromine battery
The availability of low-cost, high-capacity energy storage technology could profoundly change today's energy landscape. The ability to store electricity when supplies are abundant and deliver it later when ...
Engineering researchers develop next-generation battery
(Phys.org) —A research team from the University of Alberta has used carbon nanomaterials to develop next-generation batteries capable of charging faster and lasting longer than today's standard lithium-ion ...
Brain-inspired synaptic transistor learns while it computes
(Phys.org) —It doesn't take a Watson to realize that even the world's best supercomputers are staggeringly inefficient and energy-intensive machines.
Scientists build ion-selective membrane for ultra-stable lithium sulfur batteries
Advanced energy storage systems are highly desired to fill the gap between currently available battery systems and high performance electronic devices or even electric vehicles. As the commonly-used lithium ...
Lithium sulfur: A battery revolution on the cheap?
(Phys.org) —Whip together an industrial waste product and a bit of plastic and you might have the recipe for the next revolution in battery technology. Scientists from the National Institute of Standards ...
Proton flow battery advances hydrogen power
(Phys.org) —Researchers have developed a concept hydrogen battery based simply on storing protons produced by splitting water.
Scientists create new battery that's cheap, clean, rechargeable... and organic
Scientists at USC have developed a water-based organic battery that is long lasting, built from cheap, eco-friendly components.
Solid-state battery could double the range of electric cars
(Phys.org) —A cutting-edge battery technology developed at the University of Colorado Boulder that could allow tomorrow's electric vehicles to travel twice as far on a charge is now closer to becoming a commercial reality.