An international research team has now developed concrete guidelines for how lithium metal batteries should be charged and operated, maximizing efficiency while minimizing the risk of short circuits. There are high hopes for the next generation of high energy-density lithium metal batteries, but before they can be used in our vehicles, there are crucial problems […]

King Abdullah University of Science and Technology researchers have made a prototype of an anode-free, zinc-based battery that uses low-cost, naturally abundant materials. The research group has reported therir progress in in ACS’s Nano letters. Aqueous zinc-based batteries have been previously explored for grid-scale energy storage because of their safety and high energy density. In […]

Penn State engineers are looking at lithium iron phosphate batteries that have a range of 250 miles with the ability to charge in 10 minutes. Range anxiety, the fear of running out of power before being able to recharge an electric vehicle, may be a thing of the past. Chao-Yang Wang, William E. Diefenderfer Chair […]

Oregon State University researchers have developed a battery anode based on a new nanostructured alloy that could revolutionize the way energy storage devices are designed and manufactured. The zinc- and manganese-based alloy further opens the door to replacing solvents commonly used in battery electrolytes with something much safer and inexpensive, as well as abundant: seawater. […]

A Tokyo Institute of Technology (Tokyo Tech), Tohoku University, National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology, and Nippon Institute of Technology experiment demonstrated that a clean electrolyte/electrode interface is key to realizing high-capacity solid-state lithium batteries. The findings may show the way for improved battery designs with increased capacity, stability, and safety for both […]

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