Tokyo University of Science is researching magnesium as a promising candidate for an energy carrier in next-generation batteries. For now the cycling performance and capacity of magnesium batteries need to improve if they are to replace lithium-ion batteries. The TUS research team focused on a novel cathode material with a spinel structure. Following extensive characterization […]

Argonne National Laboratory scientists have built and tested for a thousand cycles a new lithium-air battery design. The new design could one day power cars, domestic airplanes, long-haul trucks and more. That’s because the energy storage capacity greatly surpasses that possible with lithium-ion batteries. Many owners of electric cars have wished for a battery pack […]

An Argonne National Laboratory research team has built and tested a new interlayer to prevent dissolution of the sulfur cathode in lithium-sulfur batteries. This new interlayer increases Li-S cell capacity and maintains it over hundreds of cycles. With this new design, lithium-sulfur batteries could reach their full potential. The paper about the research was published […]

Open Image…Save ImageOpen Image (using #TmpD/ia)… Open Image…Save ImageOpen Image (using #TmpD/ia)… A new North Carolina State University study shows that laser-induced defects in lithium-ion battery materials improve the performance of the battery. The work was performed in collaboration with battery testing researchers at the U.S. Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory. They show that extremely short pulses from a commercial high-powered laser can […]

Open Image…Save ImageOpen Image (using #TmpD/ia)… The International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis (IIASA) has offered a new technique called Underground Gravity Energy Storage that turns decommissioned mines into long-term energy storage solutions. Renewable energy sources are central to the energy transition toward a more sustainable future. However, as sources like sunshine and wind are inherently variable and inconsistent, finding […]

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