Georgia Institute of Technology researchers have developed a promising new cathode and electrolyte system that replaces expensive metals and traditional liquid electrolyte with lower cost transition metal fluorides and a solid polymer electrolyte. The growing popularity of lithium-ion batteries in recent years has put a strain on the world’s supply of cobalt and nickel, two […]

Texas A&M University researchers have synthesized several polymers that adopt different conformations, such as a random coil, an alpha helix and a beta sheet, to investigate their electrochemical characteristics. The Texas A&M researchers presented their results at the American Chemical Society (ACS) Fall 2019 National Meeting & Exposition early last week. Proteins are good for […]

Stanford University has built a new battery made from affordable and durable materials that generates energy from places where salt and fresh waters merge together. The technology could make coastal wastewater treatment plants energy-independent and carbon neutral. Salt has power potential. It might sound like alchemy, but the energy in places where salty ocean water […]

A Purdue University scientists led a multi-institute team of researchers has developed the most comprehensive view yet of lithium-ion battery electrodes. The electrodes are where most damage typically occurs from charging them repeatedly. The researchers say manufacturers could use this information to design batteries for your smartphone or car that are both more reliable and […]

Ohio State University researchers have built a more efficient, more reliable potassium-oxygen battery, a step toward a potential solution for energy storage on the nation’s power grid and longer-lasting batteries in cell phones and laptops. In a study published in the journal Batteries and Supercaps, researchers from Ohio State University detailed their findings centering around […]

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