Graphene nanocomposite a bridge to better batteries
Researchers with the U.S. Department of Energy's Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab) have created a graphene and tin nanoscale composite material for high-capacity energy storage in renewable ...
Improving batteries' energy storage
MIT researchers have found a way to improve the energy density of a type of battery known as lithium-air (or lithium-oxygen) batteries, producing a device that could potentially pack several times more energy ...
Diagnosing advanced batteries for a longer life
(PhysOrg.com) -- Imagine a battery that truly does keep on going and going -- and not for just a few years, but close to decades.
Argonne electrifies energy storage research
A multidisciplinary team of researchers at Argonne National Laboratory is working in overdrive to develop advanced energy storage technologies to aid the growth of a nascent U.S. battery manufacturing industry, ...
Samsung's Droid Charge disappoints
Samsung's Droid Charge is the latest high-end Android smartphone from Verizon. It carries a premium price - but it's not worth it.
New solid state drives launched for tablets, ultra-thin notebooks
SanDisk Corporation today introduced two new solid state drives (SSDs) for the mobile computing market. The U100 drive, successor to the popular SanDisk P4 modular SSD series, delivers a flexible, cost-effective ...
Cheaper, greener, alternative energy storage at Stevens
Every year, the world consumes 15 Terrawatts of power. Since the amount of annual harvestable solar energy has been estimated at 50 Terrawatts, students at Stevens Institute of Technology are working on a supercapacitor that ...
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.
Advanced carbon aerogels for energy applications
(PhysOrg.com) -- Because of their unique structure, carbon aerogels may be used for hydrogen and electrical energy storage in the future.
Affordability of batteries key to harnessing wind and solar power
Future batteries used by the energy grid to store power from the wind and sun must be reliable, durable and safe, but affordability is really the key to widespread deployment, according to a new report published online March ...
Sharp develops intelligent power conditioner
Sharp Corporation has developed the Intelligent Power Conditioner that enables batteries in electric vehicles to be used as storage batteries for the home. Sharp will be conducting exhaustive tests to confirm ...
T-Shirt replaces battery: Fiber-based electrochemical micro-supercapacitor
Will we soon be plugging our mobile phone into our t-shirt instead of putting in a battery? This vision is not totally out of reach: the first steps in this direction have already been taken.
Silicon strategy shows promise for batteries
A team of Rice University and Lockheed Martin scientists has discovered a way to use simple silicon to radically increase the capacity of lithium-ion batteries.
Battery research could lead to shorter recharge time for cell phones
(PhysOrg.com) -- Adding a bit of graphene to battery materials could dramatically cut the time it takes to recharge electronics.