Brookhaven National Laboratory scientists have observed an unexpected phenomenon in lithium-ion batteries – the most common type of battery used to power cell phones and electric cars. As a model battery generated electric current, the scientists witnessed the concentration of lithium inside individual nanoparticles reverse at a certain point, instead of constantly increasing. This discovery, […]

Researchers at the Department of Energy’s Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL) have developed a way to microscopically view battery electrodes while they are bathed in wet electrolytes, mimicking realistic conditions inside actual batteries. The research was published in the December 11’s issue of Nano Letters.  The techniques are good news for scientists studying battery materials […]

Today lithium ion batteries are the leading energy storage of almost all things tech, from cell phones to tablets to electric vehicles and even airliners. It’s because they are a proven technology, light, long lasting and powerful. But lithium-ion technology isn’t perfect, yet. To store more power in lithium ion batteries scientists are experimenting with […]

An Iowa State University and the Ames Laboratory research team has developed new microscope technology to study biological molecules. The new technology allows researchers to make 3-D measurements of single molecules with unprecedented accuracy and precision. The technology could be useful for medical researchers and other biology researchers who need very high-resolution data from microscopes. […]

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