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An illustration of the Chalmers design for a lithium sulfur battery. The highly porous quality of the graphene aerogel allows for high enough soaking of sulfur to make the catholyte concept worthwhile. CREDIT Yen Strandqvist/Chalmers University of Technology

Graphene sponge helps lithium sulphur batteries reach new potential

Even though battery technology has certainly improved over the last century. Much research and development are being done on battery technology to improve performance...
Non-toxic salt water battery

Scientists designed new battery prototype using non toxic salt water

Current commercially available lithium-ion batteries have a relatively high capacity. But they have a limitation: their charging-discharging cycle is slow. In addition, they contain...
A mysterious process called oxygen oxidation strips electrons from oxygen atoms in lithium-rich battery cathodes and degrades their performance. Better understanding this property and controlling its effects could lead to better performing electric vehicles. (Credit: Gregory Stewart/SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory)

First complete picture of lithium-ion battery performance

The problem with today's commercial batteries is they release about half of the lithium ions they contain. One solution on this is to cram cathodes with...
This image shows the schematic structure of a new battery cell with lithium metal electrodes developed at Yale and Donghua University.

New way to create lithium metal electrodes for batteries

Yale scientists along with Donghua University scientists have demonstrated a new way to create lithium metal electrodes that optimizes the energy and capacity of rechargeable batteries....
A team of chemists has developed an MRI-based technique that can quickly diagnose what ails certain types of batteries—from determining how much charge remains to detecting internal defects—without opening them up. Above is an illustration of measurement setup showing the cell and the holder with the detection medium (water in this case), and (d) showing both inserted within the magnet bore of an NMR magnet. Image courtesy of Andrew Ilott and Alexej Jerschow.

New MRI-based technique to detect what ails batteries

The utilization of elective vitality and electrically fueled vehicles will additionally build the interest for better and more secure batteries. Although, there are as of...
Postdoctoral scholar Wei Chen holds a prototype of what could one day be a ginormous battery designed to store solar and wind energy thanks to a water-based chemical reaction developed in the lab of Stanford materials scientist Yi Cui. (Image credit: Jinwei Xu)

New water-based battery to store solar and wind energy

Stanford specialists have built up a water-based battery that could give a modest method to store wind or sun oriented energy produced when the...
In the middle and right images, produced using an X-ray technique at Berkeley Lab, there is a clear contrast in an exploration of the manganese chemistry in a battery electrode material. Another technique, known as sXAS (graph at left) does not reveal the same level of contrast

Scientists confirm century-old speculation on the chemistry of a high-performance battery

The study conducted by the researchers at Natron Energy, a Palo Alto, California-based battery technology company along with the researchers at Berkeley Lab and New...

A Solid Sodium Battery with Better Performance and Improved Safety

Batteries are everywhere including in your mobile phones, cameras, laptops, electric cars etc. And to meet customer's requirement, they are designed lightweight, more powerful...
lithium cobalt phosphate powder

Electrode Materials From the Microwave Oven

The global demand for battery materials is expected to increase 8.3 percent per year. A variety of factors are contributing to the power growth demand...