James Tour’s lab at Rice University has turned molybdenum disulfide’s two-dimensional form into a nanoporous film that can catalyze the production of hydrogen. The Rice University scientists also report the molybdenum disulfide film can be used for electrical energy storage in a capacitor. The versatile molybdenum disulfide compound classified as a dichalcogenide is inert along […]

Scientists from Nanyang Technological University, Singapore (NTU) have developed a new battery that can be recharged up to 70 percent in only 2 minutes time. The new battery technology also has a longer projected lifespan of over 20 years. The NTU scientist’s next generation of lithium-ion batteries could enable electric vehicles to charge 20 times […]

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 […]

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