Cornell University researchers announced a new material to block lithium dendrite formation in lithium metal batteries. Sharp readers will note that applies to lithium metal as opposed to the common lithium-ion term we usually see. There is a big difference. Rechargeable lithium metal batteries have been known for four decades to offer energy storage capabilities […]

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign researchers show a technology that charges batteries for electronic devices could provide fresh water from seawater. Electricity running through a salt water-filled battery draws the salt ions out of the water. Illinois mechanical science and engineering professor Kyle Smith and graduate student Rylan Dmello’s work has been published in the […]

Purdue University research has suggested pollen carbon as a potential use for anodes in lithium-ion batteries. “Our findings have demonstrated that renewable pollens could produce carbon architectures for anode applications in energy storage devices,” said Vilas Pol, an associate professor in the School of Chemical Engineering and the School of Materials Engineering at Purdue University. […]

Researchers at the University of Basel are studying a process combining solar driven water splitting with a fuel cell. A team of researchers led by the University of Basel chemists Catherine Housecroft and Edwin Constable are working together with the Swiss Federal Laboratories for Materials Science and Technology (Empa) to implement the new method. The […]

Researchers at Utrecht University, the Netherlands reveal in a new study a novel mechanism for controlling the energy transfer between electrons and the bismuth crystal lattice. Mastering this effect could, ultimately, help convert waste heat back into electricity. At the atomic level, bismuth displays a number of quirky physical phenomena. Piotr Chudzinski from Utrecht University […]

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