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Megapack: Tesla's new massive energy storage system. Image Credit: Tesla

Tesla launches Megapack, a massive battery storage for utility-scale projects

Almost two years ago, Tesla built and installed the world's largest lithium-ion battery in South Australia, which saved around $40 million in its first...
Prosthetic arm can move and feel

“LUKE Arm” can sense touch, move with your thoughts

For helping amputees regain the sense of touch, a lot of efforts has been made so far. Despite the increasingly advanced developments in the...
This graph shows the correlations between three parameters that lead to a single descriptor which provides a rational basis to design electrolyte compositions for high-power alkali metal-oxygen batteries, including potassium-air batteries. This research from the McKelvey School of Engineering will help engineers find the right electrolyte for new and improved batteries, including potassium-air batteries. (Credit: Ramani Lab)

Single easy to measure parameter to choose electrolyte for alkali-Metal air batteries

Metal air batteries have been considered as a successor to lithium-ion batteries which could potentially make electric cars to cover thousand miles or more in single charge had the only challenge of choosing the right electrolyte.
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...