Arizona State University researchers are exploring new energy storage technology that could give lithium ion batteries an even longer life cycle. Dan Buttry, professor and chair of ASU’s Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, the research led a team using silicon based ionic liquids and a new formulation. The research, just published in Nature Communications, brings […]

Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL) is announcing a new zinc-polyiodide redox flow battery that uses an electrolyte that has more than two times the energy density of the next-best flow battery and may exceed lithium-ion. The new zinc-polyiodide redox flow battery is described in the team’s paper published in Nature Communications. The zinc-polyiodide redox energy […]

Researchers at the University of California, Riverside’s Bourns College of Engineering have developed a new silicon based paper-like material for lithium-ion batteries. The development has the potential to boost by several times the specific energy, or amount of energy that can be delivered per unit weight of the battery. The new paper-like material is composed […]

Researchers at the University of Maryland, Baltimore County (UMBC) are using organic peptides to improve the properties of lithium ion batteries. Peptides are molecules of amino acids that are a type of biological molecule. The UMBC team has found one that binds strongly to lithium manganese nickel oxide (LMNO), a material that can be used […]

University of Michigan (UM) researchers have designed a Kevlar barrier that goes between the anode and cathode electrodes of lithium ion batteries. The new battery technology should be able to prevent the kind of fires that grounded Boeing’s 787 Dreamliners in 2013. The barrier is made with nanofibers extracted from Kevlar, the tough material in […]

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