Research led by the University of Liverpool, in partnership with Johnson Matthey PLC and Loughborough University has made significant progress in the development of stable and practical electrolytes for lithium-oxygen batteries. The lithium-oxygen (Li-O2) battery (or lithium-air battery), consisting of Li-metal and a porous conductive framework as its electrode’s, releases energy from the reaction of […]

University of Michigan researchers are asking key questions about the promising power storage in a Lithium Metal battery that need to be answered before it can make the jump from the laboratory to manufacturing facilities. The next generation of electric vehicle batteries, with greater range and improved safety, could be emerging in the form solid-state […]

Tohoku University scientists have developed a new fluorine-free calcium (Ca) electrolyte based on a hydrogen (monocarborane) cluster that could potentially realize rechargeable Ca batteries. The researchers say the new material, achieved by designing the coordination structure of Ca cation with a weakly coordinating anion and mixed solvents, shows markedly improved electrochemical performances such as high […]

Cornell University researchers have now shown that a new technique incorporating aluminum results in rechargeable batteries that offer up to 10,000 error-free cycles. The researchers have been exploring the use of low-cost materials to create rechargeable batteries that will make energy storage more affordable. The cost of harvesting solar energy has dropped so much in […]

Brookhaven National Laboratory scientists have identified the primary cause of failure in a state-of-the-art lithium-metal battery, of interest for long-range electric vehicles: electrolyte depletion. Using high-energy x-rays, they followed the cycling-induced changes at thousands of different points across the battery and mapped the variations in performance. At each point, they used the x-ray data to […]

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