The University of Waterloo researchers breakthrough involves the use of negative electrodes (the anode) made of lithium metal, a material with the potential to dramatically increase battery storage capacity. Quanquan Pang, who led the research while he was a PhD candidate at Waterloo said, “This will mean cheap, safe, long-lasting batteries that give people much […]

University of Houston (UH) researchers have discovered a new material that has proven an effective anode for acid and alkaline batteries, including emerging aqueous metal-ion batteries. Importantly, the material offers the promise of safe, long-lasting batteries that work across a range of temperatures and is quite low cost. Modern batteries power everything from cars to […]

Researchers at California Institute of Technology have explored how higher temperatures can break down battery dendrites and possibly extend battery lifetimes. For heavy cell phone users this might be a great breakthrough in extending phone life. Over time, the electrodes inside a rechargeable battery cell can grow tiny, branch-like filaments called dendrites, causing short circuits […]

Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) scientists have found a way for recycled tires to see new life in lithium-ion batteries. By modifying the microstructural characteristics of carbon black, a substance recovered from discarded tires, a team is developing a better anode for lithium-ion batteries. The team led by Parans Paranthaman and Amit Naskar is developing […]