Brookhaven National Laboratory scientists have synthesized a new cathode material from iron fluoride that surpasses the capacity limits of traditional lithium-ion batteries. Scientists are searching for ways to improve lithium-ion batteries, the most common type of battery found in home electronics and a promising solution for grid-scale energy storage. Increasing the energy density of lithium-ion […]

North Carolina State University researchers have now discovered that water is performing a different role than anyone anticipated in a material with atomically thin layers of water that holds promise for battery to pseudo capacitor energy storage technologies. The finding was possible due to a new atomic force microscopy (AFM) method that measures the sub-nanoscale […]

Queen Mary University of London researchers have discovered how a pinch of salt can be used to drastically improve the performance of lithium ion batteries. They added salt to the inside of a supermolecular sponge and then baked it at a high temperature transforming the sponge into a carbon-based structure. Surprisingly, the salt reacted with […]

Researchers in the United States have used non-traditional techniques to fashion a powerful 3D lithium ion battery with a footprint on the order of one hundred grains of salt.  Batteries might seem like they come in every shape and size that you can imagine. But as electronic devices become tinier and skinnier without reducing their […]

ETH Zurich researchers have developed a new conductor material and a new electrode material that could make inexpensive batteries for the large-scale storage of renewable energy. The potential of intermittent generating resources depends on technologies that allow the inexpensive temporary storage of electricity. A promising new candidate is aluminum batteries that are made from cheap […]

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