Forschungszentrum Juelich researchers with American Oak Ridge National Laboratory scientists have now successfully observed with nano-scale precision how deposits form at the iron electrode during operation. A deeper understanding of the charging and discharging reactions is viewed as the key for the further development of this type of rechargeable battery to gain market maturity. The […]

Rice University scientists are using defects for high performance lithium ion batteries while Berkeley Lab scientists can make up disordered materials for better lithium ion cathodes. Rice materials scientist Ming Tang and chemists Song Jin at the University of Wisconsin-Madison and Linsen Li at Wisconsin and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology led a study that […]

Lawrence Berkeley National Lab scientists have discovered a surprising set of chemical reactions involving magnesium that degrade battery performance even before the battery can be charged up. The findings could steer the design of next generation batteries. Rechargeable batteries based on magnesium, rather than lithium, have the potential to extend electric vehicle range by packing […]

Technical University of Munich (TUM) researchers have developed a process that allows a fast, simple, and cost-effective production of the promising cathode material lithium cobalt phosphate in high quality. The new process suggests higher lithium ion battery capacity enabling longer ranges of electric cars and longer the operating times of cell phones and laptops. The […]

Rice University scientists have found a touch of asphalt may be the secret to high-capacity lithium batteries that charge up to 20 times faster than commercial lithium-ion batteries. Chemist James Tour’s lab at Rice University developed anodes comprising porous carbon made from asphalt that showed exceptional stability after more than 500 charge-discharge cycles. A high-current […]

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