When conductivity meets surface polarity in rechargeable batteries

Developing high-energy, long-life rechargeable batteries is a crucial target to build a sustainable and carbon-neutral society in the future. Most portable electronics, including smart phones and laptops, are powered by rechargeable ...

Lithium hoarding behind failure of promising new battery

Ever worry that your cell phone will fade when you need it most? Or that the same thing will happen when driving your electric car? Lightweight lithium-sulfur batteries could be the answer, holding two times the energy of ...

Tellurium electrodes boost lithium batteries

A*STAR researchers have demonstrated that electrodes made from tellurium can improve the energy storage and power output of rechargeable lithium-ion batteries.

New 'designer carbon' boosts battery performance

Stanford University scientists have created a new carbon material that significantly boosts the performance of energy-storage technologies. Their results are featured on the cover of the journal ACS Central Science.

Glass coating improves battery performance

Lithium-sulfur batteries have been a hot topic in battery research because of their ability to produce up to 10 times more energy than conventional batteries, which means they hold great promise for applications in energy-demanding ...

Heterogeneous carbon hosts enable stable lithium-sulfur battery

Sulfur, in tremendous abundance as byproducts of petroleum industry, is one of the most intriguing solutions to address the energy dilemma by manifesting the chemistry between sulfur and lithium. Thus, lithium-sulfur batteries ...

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