Researchers at Harvard’s School of Engineering and Applied Sciences have identified a whole new class of high-performing organic molecules that’s inspired by vitamin B2. Your humble writer likes these posts about making new ideas from suggestions sourced in unrelated fields most of all. The new high-performing organic molecules can safely store electricity from intermittent energy […]






Paul Scherrer Institut materials researchers have developed a very simple and cost-effective procedure for significantly enhancing the performance of conventional lithium-ion rechargeable batteries by up to 300%. They said the procedure is scalable in size, so the use of rechargeable batteries would be optimized in all areas of application – whether in wristwatches, smartphones, laptops […]






Researchers at Hanyang University, and their U.S. and Qatar colleagues combined two complementary carbon materials to boost the lithium ion cathode electrode’s conductivity. The team of researchers has designed a cathode for such batteries that holds up to 10 times as much sulfur as other designs without a drop in performance. A test battery made […]






Calcium ion battery chemistry with double the capacity of lithium ion now has a potential battery electrode solution. (Link is to a pdf download.) Toyohashi University of Technology (TUT) researchers have demonstrated calcium ion batteries (CIBs) using pigment based electrodes such as Prussian Blue and its analogues. The CIBs showed excellent cyclability of discharge and […]






MIT’s new approach to the design of a liquid battery uses a passive, gravity-fed arrangement similar to an old-fashioned hourglass. The concept could offer great advantages due to the system’s low cost and the simplicity of its design and operation. The MIT team of researchers has made a demonstration version of the new battery. Liquid […]






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