University of Houston (UH) and Texas A&M University researchers have reported a structural supercapacitor electrode made from reduced graphene oxide and aramid nanofiber that is stronger and more versatile than conventional carbon-based electrodes. The explosion of mobile electronic devices, electric vehicles, drones and other technologies have driven demand for new lightweight materials that can provide […]

Tohoku University can offer a solution to the current strong demand to replace organic liquid electrolytes used in conventional rechargeable batteries, with solid-state ionic conductors which will enable the batteries to be safer and have higher energy density. To get there a lot of effort has been devoted to finding materials with superior ionic conductivities. […]

Stockholm University research shows their new method for recycling old batteries can provide better performing and cheaper rechargeable hydride batteries (NiMH). Dag Noréus, professor at the Department of Materials and Environmental Chemistry at Stockholm University said, “The new method allows the upcycled material to be used directly in new battery production.” Noréus with his team […]

Washington State University (WSU) and Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL) researchers have created a sodium-ion battery that holds as much energy and works as well as some commercial lithium-ion battery chemistries. The new battery may be a potentially viable battery technology made out of abundant and cheap materials. The team is reporting one of the […]

Argonne National Laboratory scientists have created and tested a single-crystal electrode that promises to yield pivotal discoveries for advanced batteries under development worldwide. Such advanced batteries are under development worldwide for electric vehicles, consumer electronics and other applications. Collaborating on the project were researchers from Northwestern University and the University of Illinois at Chicago. The […]

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