University of Southern California (USC) scientists have developed an alteration to the lithium-sulfur battery that could make it more than competitive with the lithium-ion battery. The solution is for one of the biggest stumbling blocks to the next wave of rechargeable batteries – small enough for cellphones and powerful enough for cars. In a paper […]






Georgia Institute of Technology scientists have developed an anode material that enables sodium-ion batteries to perform at high capacity over hundreds of cycles. Lithium-ion batteries have become essential in everyday technology. But these power sources can explode under certain circumstances and are not ideal for grid-scale energy storage. Sodium-ion batteries are potentially a safer and […]






Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) researchers’ new study unravels the properties of a promising new material for all solid state lithium ion batteries, which could be safer and longer-lasting than traditional batteries. The team at MIT probed the mechanical properties of a sulfide-based solid electrolyte material to determine its mechanical performance when incorporated into batteries. […]






Oak Ridge National Laboratory scientists using the Cray XK7 Titan supercomputer have identified new electrolyte materials with promising properties for lithium-ion conduction in batteries. As the Oak Ridge press release said, “Ever since Italian physicist Alessandro Volta invented the first battery out of a stack of copper and zinc disks separated by moistened cardboard, scientists […]






Researchers at the University of Maryland (UM) have announced a lithium ion battery design that effectively solves the lithium metal-solid electrolyte interface resistance problem that has been a major barrier to the development of a robust solid-state battery technology. The researchers at the UM Energy Research Center and A. James Clark School of Engineering have […]






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