Helmholtz-Zentrum Berlin für Materialien und Energie scientists have fabricated a nanomaterial made from nanoparticles of a titanium oxide compound for lithium sulfur battery cathodes. The titanium oxide, Ti4O7 is characterized by an extremely large surface area, and was tested as a cathode material in lithium sulfur batteries. Presently lithium batteries are one of the best […]

Materials researchers at the Paul Scherrer Institute PSI in Switzerland collaborating with the Université Grenoble Alpes (France), have developed a method that could enable a breakthrough for the lithium-sulfur battery. This could be very useful because: In theory, lithium-sulfur batteries can deliver considerably more energy than today’s conventional lithium-ion batteries, but current prototypes show a […]

Researchers at the U.S. Naval Research Laboratory’s (NRL) Chemistry Division have developed a safer nickel zinc battery chemistry to replace fire-prone lithium-ion batteries. Joseph Parker, Jeffrey Long, and Debra Rolison from NRL’s Advanced Electrochemical Materials group are leading an effort to create an entire family of safer, water-based, zinc batteries. They have demonstrated a breakthrough […]

An Argonne National Laboratory team of researchers has identified one of the major culprits in capacity fade of high-energy lithium-ion batteries. Scientists refer to a battery becoming old is its diminished performance as “capacity fade,” as the amount of charge a battery can supply decreases with repeated use. Capacity fade is the reason why a […]

University of California – Riverside researchers have used waste glass bottles and a low-cost chemical process to create nanosilicon anodes for high-performance lithium-ion batteries. The batteries will extend the range of electric vehicles and plug-in hybrid electric vehicles, and provide more power with fewer charges to personal electronics like cell phones and laptops. The group’s […]

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