Scientists from the Department of Technical Electrochemistry and the Research Neutron Source FRM II at the Technical University of Munich (TUM) have come a step closer to identifying the causes of lithium ion battery aging in their latest experiments. Lithium ion battery aging significantly reduces their potential storage capacity. To date, very little is known […]

Researchers from Empa and ETH Zurich have discovered an alternative to the lithium ion battery chemistry with the “fool’s gold battery”. They believe the prime potential lies in giant storage batteries that could be built at low cost and used for stationary storage in buildings or next to power plants. Maybe not for electric vehicles […]

Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) scientists have found that lithium ion batteries operate longer and faster when their electrodes are treated with hydrogen. Through experiments and calculations, the LLNL team discovered that hydrogen-treated graphene nanofoam electrodes in the lithium ion batteries show higher capacity and faster transport. The growing demand for energy storage emphasizes the […]

University of Cambridge scientists have developed a working laboratory demonstrator of a lithium-oxygen battery which has very high energy density, is more than 90% efficient, and, to date, can be recharged more than 2000 times. Also known as a lithium air battery the Cambridge team has made major progress in the field. Lithium-oxygen, or lithium-air, […]

University of Waterloo researchers have developed an innovative technology using silicon to improve lithium-ion battery anodes. Zhongwei Chen, a chemical engineering professor at Waterloo, and a team of graduate students have created a low-cost battery using silicon that boosts the performance and life of lithium-ion batteries. Substantially smaller and longer-lasting batteries for everything from portable […]

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