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 […]

Open Image…Save ImageOpen Image (using #TmpD/ia)… Boston College researchers have applied a ‘water-in-salt’ electrolyte that enables stable operation of a lithium-air battery, offers superior long cycle lifetimes and presents a platform that could help lithium-ion batteries achieve their full potential. This news finally comes after more than two decades of research where improvements to lithium-ion batteries have stalled short of […]

Utah State University chemists have demonstrated a two electron storage anolyte structure for aqueous redox flow batteries. The chemists have designed and synthesized a pi-conjugation-extended viologen molecule. The chemists’ efforts is to develop and advance alternative battery technology solutions and their recent findings are highlighted in new research paper. Tianbiao Liu, assistant professor in USU’s […]

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