Quick jolt of energy could improve energy harvesting by a factor of 40
Komaba Group reports sodium ion battery progress
Engineer making rechargeable batteries with layered nanomaterials
(Phys.org)—A Kansas State University researcher is developing more efficient ways to save costs, time and energy when creating nanomaterials and lithium-ion batteries.
Researchers boost silicon-based batteries
(Phys.org)—Researchers at Rice University have refined silicon-based lithium-ion technology by literally crushing their previous work to make a high-capacity, long-lived and low-cost anode material with ...
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.
No-battery lantern uses water and salt for light
Researchers develop efficient, scalable process for making renewable liquid fuels
(Phys.org)—Using simple technology developed primarily for producing electricity from hydrogen, a team of researchers from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, University of Massachusetts-Amherst and Gwangju Institute of ...
Improved performance for solar cells: Highly efficient p-type dye-sensitized solar cell with cobalt-based electrolyte
(Phys.org)—Photovoltaics continues to be an expensive technology. Dye-based solar cells may represent a more cost-effective alternative to traditional solar cells. In these cells, a dye is used in place ...
Researchers observe swelling of single-particle of silicon electrode for lithium ion batteries during charging reaction
Researchers from the National Institute for Materials Science and Tokyo Metropolitan University have succeeded in measuring the volumetric expansion of single particles of silicon, which is a negative electrode ...
Putting the squeeze on batteries (w/ video)
People depend on lithium-ion batteries every day to power cellphones, laptops and other electronic devices, and perhaps one day to run cars. This video shows how Craig Arnold, an associate professor of mechanical ...