Chinese scientists have transformed rusty stainless steel mesh into electrodes with outstanding electrochemical properties for potassium-ion batteries. The scientists have made good use of a waste while finding an innovative solution to a technical problem. The research team reported their findings in the journal Angewandte Chemie. They describe that the rust is converted directly into […]

Oak Ridge National Laboratory scientists using the Cray XK7 Titan supercomputer have identified new electrolyte materials with promising properties for lithium-ion conduction in batteries. As the Oak Ridge press release said, “Ever since Italian physicist Alessandro Volta invented the first battery out of a stack of copper and zinc disks separated by moistened cardboard, scientists […]