Researchers at California Institute of Technology have explored how higher temperatures can break down battery dendrites and possibly extend battery lifetimes. For heavy cell phone users this might be a great breakthrough in extending phone life. Over time, the electrodes inside a rechargeable battery cell can grow tiny, branch-like filaments called dendrites, causing short circuits […]

Led by the inventor of the lithium-ion battery, a team of researchers in the Cockrell School of Engineering at The University of Texas at Austin has identified a new, safe and sustainable cathode material for low-cost sodium-ion batteries. During the past five years, sodium-ion batteries have emerged as a promising new type of rechargeable battery […]

Researchers at South Korea’s Center for Self-assembly and Complexity, Institute for Basic Science (IBS), Department of Chemistry and Division of Advanced Materials Science at Pohang University, have created a new lithium ion battery made from a porous solid which greatly improves its performance as well as reducing the risks due to overheating. Lithium ion are […]

Massachusetts Institute of Technology researchers propose that an advanced manufacturing approach for lithium-ion batteries promises to significantly slash the cost of the most widely used type of rechargeable batteries while also improving their performance and making them easier to recycle. Researchers at MIT and at a spinoff company called 24M with a pilot manufacturing plant […]

Researchers in Sweden and the US have described a method for making elastic high-capacity batteries from wood pulp. Using nanocellulose broken down from tree fibers, the scientists have produced an elastic, foam-like battery material that can withstand shock and stress. Max Hamedi, a researcher at KTH and Harvard University explained, “It is possible to make […]

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