Argonne National Laboratory scientists have created and tested a single-crystal electrode that promises to yield pivotal discoveries for advanced batteries under development worldwide. Such advanced batteries are under development worldwide for electric vehicles, consumer electronics and other applications. Collaborating on the project were researchers from Northwestern University and the University of Illinois at Chicago. The […]

University of Tokyo researchers, who explore the physical and chemical properties of electrical energy storage, have found a new way to improve lithium-ion batteries. They successfully increased not only the voltage delivery of a lithium-ion battery but also its ability to suppress dangerous conditions that affect the current range of batteries. This improved lithium-ion battery […]

University of California – San Diego nanoengineers have developed a safety feature that prevents lithium metal batteries from rapidly overheating and catching fire in case of an internal short circuit. The clever tweak does not prevent battery failure, but rather provides advance warning of failure and makes it much safer. The team made a clever […]

Stanford University’s new machine learning method has slashed battery testing times – a key barrier to longer-lasting, faster-charging batteries for electric vehicles – by nearly fifteenfold. Battery performance can make or break the electric vehicle experience, from driving range to charging time to the lifetime of the car. Now, artificial intelligence has made dreams like […]

First to get out a press release was Australian scientists who have developed a nonflammable electrolyte for potassium and potassium-ion batteries. Then a couple weeks later researchers at Rensselaer Polytechnic demonstrated how they can overcome a persistent challenge known as dendrites to create a potassium metal battery that performs nearly as well as a lithium-ion […]

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