Gwangju Institute of Science and Technology (GIST) scientists have discovered a new catalyst material’s ability to significantly improve lithium-sulfur battery life, opening doors to their near-future practical commercial realization. Lithium-sulfur batteries, given their light weight and theoretical high capacities, are a promising alternative to conventional lithium-ion batteries for large-scale energy storage systems, drones, electric vehicles, […]

Open Image…Save ImageOpen Image (using #TmpD/ia)… Chalmers University of Technology researchers have produced a structural battery that performs ten times better than all previous versions. It contains carbon fiber that serves simultaneously as an electrode, conductor, and load-bearing material. Their latest research breakthrough may open a pathway for essentially ‘massless’ energy storage in vehicles and other technology. The batteries in […]

Open Image…Save ImageOpen Image (using #TmpD/ia)… National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) scientists have developed a simple way to better evaluate the potential of novel materials to store or release heat on demand in your home, office, or other building in a way that more efficiently manages the building’s energy use. Their work product, featured in Nature Energy, proposes a new […]

Massachusetts Institute of Technology researcher’s new approach could help solve the longstanding problem of dendrite formation, which has hampered the development of new solid-state lithium-ion batteries. As researchers push the boundaries of battery design, seeking to pack ever greater amounts of power and energy into a given amount of space or weight, one of the […]

Argonne National Laboratory researchers have developed a low-cost, high-performance, sustainable lead-based anode for lithium-ion batteries that can power hybrid and all-electric vehicles. They also uncovered its previously unknown reaction mechanism during charge and discharge. The lithium-ion battery powers everything from mobile phones to laptops to electric vehicles. Scientists worldwide are always on the hunt for […]

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