Fast-recharge '3D' lithium-ion battery prototype could be perfect for electric cars
The next-generation battery, like next-generation TV, may be 3-D, scientists reported here today at the 241st National Meeting and Exposition of the American Chemical Society (ACS). They described a new lithium-ion (Li-ion) ...
The Artega SE enters the electric sports car arena
Better batteries for electric cars
The breakthrough with electric cars is a long time coming -- not least on account of their key component, the battery. Lithium-ion batteries are still too expensive and their range too limited. New materials ...
Multi-faceted method can benefit study of materials from batteries to classic art
What do lithium ion batteries and 2500-year-old Greek pottery have in common? One answer is surfaces. And surfaces are where chemistry happens.
Lithium-ion battery with new chemistry could power electric vehicles
Wind-powered car completes 3,100 mile test ride across Australia
Toyota shows off its new iQ electric-car prototype
A new type of composite material with peapod structures can help improve performance of lithium-ion batteries
Lithium-ion batteries are used to power a wide range of electronic devices, including computers, cameras, digital audio players and calculators. Tremendous effort has been devoted to the development of lithium-ion ...
Lithium-air batteries' high energy density could extend range of electric vehicles
Using neutron imaging to improve energy efficiency
Neutron scientists at Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) are partnering with industry to enhance engine and commercial cooling technologies in hopes of making improvements that will optimize fuel and energy efficiency.
THE INFLUENCE GAME: Safety, trade interests clash
(AP) -- Some of the United States' top trading partners are aggressively fighting to stop the Obama administration from treating lithium batteries as hazardous cargo because they say that would disrupt international ...
World's smallest battery: Charging makes nano-sized electrodes swell, elongate and spiral
(PhysOrg.com) -- New high resolution images of electrode wires made from materials used in rechargeable lithium ion batteries shows them contorting as they become charged with electricity. The thin, nano-sized ...
Bad virus put to good use: Breakthrough batteries
(PhysOrg.com) -- Viruses have a bad rep--and rightly so. The ability of a virus to quickly and precisely replicate itself makes it a destructive scourge to animals and plants alike. Now an interdisciplinary ...
GM launches Volt, ramps up green hiring
General Motors Tuesday launched its battery-powered Chevrolet Volt and a major hiring program to ramp up production of green vehicles.