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 […]

A Kansas State University (KSU) engineering team has discovered some of graphene oxide’s important properties that can improve sodium and lithium-ion flexible batteries. The KSU team is the first to show that a flexible paper composed entirely of graphene oxide sheets can charge and discharge with sodium-ions for more than 1,000 cycles. Sodium perchlorate salt […]

A research team at Helmholtz Institute Ulm (HIU) established by Karlsruhe Institute of Technology has now developed an electrolyte that may be used for the construction of magnesium-sulfur battery cells. The element magnesium is a another light metal offering very high theoretical battery capacity. Moreover magnesium is abundant in nature, it is non-toxic, and does […]

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