Fluoride-based batteries have the potential to last up to eight times longer than today’s lithium ion technology. In a new study appearing in the journal Science, chemists at several institutions, including Caltech and the Jet Propulsion Laboratory, which is managed by Caltech for NASA, as well as the Honda Research Institute and Lawrence Berkeley National […]

Elsevier is reporting that a team of researchers from the Plasma Physics Research Centre, Science and Research Branch of Islamic Azad University in Tehran, Iran, have discovered a way of making paper supercapacitors for electricity storage. At one sheet thick, these new supercapacitors can bend, fold, flex, and still hold electricity. The team’s research paper […]

Penn State researchers are engineering a dramatically longer-lasting, faster-charging and safer lithium metal battery design. Described in Nature Energy the researchers developed a three-dimensional, cross-linked polymer sponge that attaches to the metal plating of a battery anode. Donghai Wang, professor of mechanical engineering and the principal investigator of the project said, “This project aims to […]

Open Image…Save ImageOpen Image (using #TmpD/ia)… MIT researchers have found a way to substantially reduce metal air battery corrosion, making it possible for such batteries to have much longer shelf lives. Metal-air batteries are one of the lightest and most compact types of batteries available, but they can have a major limitation: When not in use, they degrade quickly, as […]

Shinshu University scientists are now closer to a thin, high-capacity lithium-ion battery that could open the gates to better energy storage systems for electric vehicles. The research team was led by professor Katsuya Teshima, director of the Center for Energy and Environmental Science (CEES) at Shinshu University in Japan. They published their insights online in […]

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