North Carolina State University scientists are researching birnessite. Birnessite is a hydrated layered form of manganese oxide that can quickly store and release a variety of positive ions from electrolytes for many cycles. This makes it promising for use in high-power electrochemical energy storage, or in emerging electrochemical technologies such as desalination and rare element […]

Open Image…Save ImageOpen Image (using #TmpD/ia)… SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory scientists took a unique and detailed nanoscale look at how oxygen seeps out of lithium-ion battery electrodes, sapping their energy over time. Measuring the process in unprecedented detail gave them clues to how to minimize the problem and protect battery performance. The results could suggest a fix. When lithium ions […]

Research led by the University of Liverpool, in partnership with Johnson Matthey PLC and Loughborough University has made significant progress in the development of stable and practical electrolytes for lithium-oxygen batteries. The lithium-oxygen (Li-O2) battery (or lithium-air battery), consisting of Li-metal and a porous conductive framework as its electrode’s, releases energy from the reaction of […]

University of Michigan researchers are asking key questions about the promising power storage in a Lithium Metal battery that need to be answered before it can make the jump from the laboratory to manufacturing facilities. The next generation of electric vehicle batteries, with greater range and improved safety, could be emerging in the form solid-state […]

A Tohoku University research team has 3D printed a proton exchange membrane, a critical component of batteries, electrochemical capacitors and fuel cells. The invention and increased availability of 3D printing is leading to more customizable parts at lower costs across a spectrum of applications, from wearable smart devices to autonomous vehicles. The achievement also brings […]

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