University of Texas at Austin engineers have created a sodium-sulfur battery that solves one of the biggest hurdles that has held back the technology as a commercially viable alternative to the ubiquitous lithium-ion batteries that power everything from smartphones to electric vehicles. Sodium and sulfur stand out as appealing materials for future battery production because […]

University of Texas at Austin researchers have created a new sodium-based battery material that is highly stable, capable of recharging as quickly as a traditional lithium-ion battery and able to pave the way toward delivering more energy than current battery technologies. The new sodium metal anode resists the formation of dendrites, a common problem with […]

A Washington University in St. Louis team has developed a catalyst that can be used to both generate fuel and provide power. A single device that both generates hydrogen fuel and oxidant from water and, when a switch is flipped, converts the fuel and oxygen into electricity and water, has a host of benefits for […]

A team of University of California – San Diego materials scientists and chemists has determined the proper stack pressure that lithium metal batteries, or LMBs, need to be subjected to during battery operation in order to produce optimal performance. Keep in mind that Lithium Metal and Lithium Ion batteries are quite different. The team, which […]

A research team from Brown University and the University of Maryland has developed a new material for use in solid-state batteries that’s derived from an unlikely source: trees. In pursuit of batteries that deliver more power and operate more safely, researchers are working to replace the liquids commonly used in today’s lithium ion batteries with […]

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