Ultra-flexible battery's performance rises to meet demands of wearable electronics
New view of dendrites in Li batteries gets to the root of the problem
Rechargeable lithium-sulfur batteries get a boost from graphene
Engineer brings new twist to sodium-ion battery technology with discovery of flexible molybdenum disulfide electrodes
(Phys.org) —A Kansas State University engineer has made a breakthrough in rechargeable battery applications.
Japan demo shows electricity entering EV through tires
High-efficiency zinc-air battery developed
Stanford University scientists have developed an advanced zinc-air battery with higher catalytic activity and durability than similar batteries made with costly platinum and iridium catalysts. The results, ...
Revealing how a battery material works
Since its discovery 15 years ago, lithium iron phosphate (LiFePO4) has become one of the most promising materials for rechargeable batteries because of its stability, durability, safety and ability to deliver ...
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 ...
Silicon-carbon electrodes snap, swell, don't pop
A study that examines a new type of silicon-carbon nanocomposite electrode reveals details of how they function and how repeated use could wear them down. The study also provides clues to why this material ...
Toughened silicon sponges may make tenacious batteries
(Phys.org) -- Researchers at Rice University and Lockheed Martin reported this month that they've found a way to make multiple high-performance anodes from a single silicon wafer. The process uses simple silicon ...
Sulfur in hollow nanofibers overcomes challenges of lithium-ion battery design
(PhysOrg.com) -- Stanford researchers have used nanotechnology to invent a better lithium ion battery cathode.
Scientists use X-ray imaging to observe running batteries in action
Most electric cars, from the Tesla Model S to the Nissan Leaf, run on rechargeable lithium-ion batteries a pricey technology that accounts for more than half of the vehicle's total cost. One promising ...
Study reveals new factor that could limit the life of hybrid and electric car batteries
(Phys.org)—A new study of the batteries commonly used in hybrid and electric-only cars has revealed an unexpected factor that could limit the performance of batteries currently on the road.
Batteries charge quickly and retain capacity, thanks to new 3D nanostructure
The batteries in Illinois professor Paul Braun's lab look like any others, but they pack a surprise inside.