Nuclear Power For Your Car

September 18, 2014 | 1 Comment

University of Missouri-Columbia (MU) researchers have created a long-lasting and more efficient nuclear battery. Its built from a radioactive isotope called strontium 90 that boosts electrochemcial energy in a water-based solution with a nanostructured titanium dioxide electrode with a platinum coating collecting and effectively converting energy into electrons. The idea has many high power applications [...]

Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) scientists have found a way for recycled tires to see new life in lithium-ion batteries. By modifying the microstructural characteristics of carbon black, a substance recovered from discarded tires, a team is developing a better anode for lithium-ion batteries. The team led by Parans Paranthaman and Amit Naskar is developing [...]

Stanford researchers report that they have taken a big step toward designing a pure lithium anode – an accomplishment that battery designers have been trying to do for decades. The group’s paper has been published in the journal Nature Nanotechnology. Chemical batteries have three basic components: an electrolyte to provide electrons, an anode to discharge [...]

A research team from the University of Alberta (U of A) has used carbon nanomaterials to develop next generation batteries capable of charging faster and lasting longer than today’s standard lithium ion batteries. The new and now rechargeable Lithium Carbon battery with this dual element storage mechanism of Lithium and Carbon induced with Fluorine (Li-CF) [...]

An electric vehicle (EV) mass market depends on a much better battery. Researchers in Germany and Canada have now synthesized a new material that could make progress in the way forward to state-of-the-art lithium-sulfur batteries. Much of the EV industry is putting most of its hope in lithium-sulfur batteries, which have a very high storage [...]

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