Georgia Institute of Technology scientists have developed an anode material that enables sodium-ion batteries to perform at high capacity over hundreds of cycles. Lithium-ion batteries have become essential in everyday technology. But these power sources can explode under certain circumstances and are not ideal for grid-scale energy storage. Sodium-ion batteries are potentially a safer and […]

Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) researchers’ new study unravels the properties of a promising new material for all solid state lithium ion batteries, which could be safer and longer-lasting than traditional batteries. The team at MIT probed the mechanical properties of a sulfide-based solid electrolyte material to determine its mechanical performance when incorporated into batteries. […]

Oak Ridge National Laboratory scientists using the Cray XK7 Titan supercomputer have identified new electrolyte materials with promising properties for lithium-ion conduction in batteries. As the Oak Ridge press release said, “Ever since Italian physicist Alessandro Volta invented the first battery out of a stack of copper and zinc disks separated by moistened cardboard, scientists […]

Swiss Empa scientists and their colleagues have spent four years studying the potential of sodium hydroxide (NaOH) to store heat from the warmth of summer into the cold of winter. The theory behind this kind of heat storage is fairly straightforward: if you pour water into a beaker containing solid or concentrated sodium hydroxide (NaOH), […]

University of Tehran researchers at the university’s Nano Fabricated Energy Devices Lab have used an ultra-fast and simple method for the fabrication of different types of copper hydroxide nanostructures. The researchers proposed a fast, simple and low cost electric field enhanced synthesis method can be used for fabrication of high performance Cu(OH)2 nanostructured supercapacitance electrodes. […]

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