University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC) researchers have shown they can replace the lithium ions, each of which carries a single positive charge, with magnesium ions, which have a plus-two charge, in battery-like chemical reactions. Moreover the team used an electrode with a structure like those in many of today’s devices. The work is a […]

Researchers at UCLA’s California NanoSystems Institute (CNSI) have successfully combined two nanomaterials to create a new energy storage medium that combines the best qualities of batteries and supercapacitors. The new hybrid supercapacitor stores large amounts of energy, recharges quickly and can last for more than 10,000 recharge cycles. In one design at just one-fifth the […]

Stanford University scientists have invented the first high-performance aluminum battery that’s fast-charging, long-lasting and inexpensive. The researchers say the new technology could replace many lithium-ion and alkaline batteries in wide use today. Hongjie Dai, a professor of chemistry at Stanford explains, “We have developed a rechargeable aluminum battery that may replace existing storage devices, such […]

Arizona State University researchers are exploring new energy storage technology that could give lithium ion batteries an even longer life cycle. Dan Buttry, professor and chair of ASU’s Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, the research led a team using silicon based ionic liquids and a new formulation. The research, just published in Nature Communications, brings […]

Researchers at the Laboratory of Advanced Materials, University of Alicante’s department of Inorganic Chemistry, have developed a technology that produces artificial methane hydrates. The researchers are showing its possible to prepare methane hydrates in a laboratory by imitating, and even enhancing, natural processes through the use of activated carbon materials as nano-reactors. The may be […]

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