University of California – San Diego nanoengineers have developed a safety feature that prevents lithium metal batteries from rapidly overheating and catching fire in case of an internal short circuit. The clever tweak does not prevent battery failure, but rather provides advance warning of failure and makes it much safer. The team made a clever […]

Stanford University’s new machine learning method has slashed battery testing times – a key barrier to longer-lasting, faster-charging batteries for electric vehicles – by nearly fifteenfold. Battery performance can make or break the electric vehicle experience, from driving range to charging time to the lifetime of the car. Now, artificial intelligence has made dreams like […]

First to get out a press release was Australian scientists who have developed a nonflammable electrolyte for potassium and potassium-ion batteries. Then a couple weeks later researchers at Rensselaer Polytechnic demonstrated how they can overcome a persistent challenge known as dendrites to create a potassium metal battery that performs nearly as well as a lithium-ion […]

Massachusetts Institute of Technology research could lead to batteries that can pack more power per pound and last longer. The research is focused on the long-sought goal of using pure lithium metal as one of the battery’s two electrodes, the anode. The new electrode concept comes from the laboratory of Ju Li, the Battelle Energy […]

University of California – San Diego researchers have developed an ultrasound-emitting device that brings lithium metal batteries, or LMBs, one step closer to commercial viability. Although the research team focused on LMBs, the device can be used in any battery, regardless of the chemistry. The device that the researchers developed is an integral part of […]

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