Rice University scientists are using defects for high performance lithium ion batteries while Berkeley Lab scientists can make up disordered materials for better lithium ion cathodes. Rice materials scientist Ming Tang and chemists Song Jin at the University of Wisconsin-Madison and Linsen Li at Wisconsin and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology led a study that […]

Technical University of Munich (TUM) researchers have developed a process that allows a fast, simple, and cost-effective production of the promising cathode material lithium cobalt phosphate in high quality. The new process suggests higher lithium ion battery capacity enabling longer ranges of electric cars and longer the operating times of cell phones and laptops. The […]

University of Texas researchers and Seoul National University have designed a new manganese and sodium ion based material that might replace many lithium ion batteries. The new chemistry offers a potentially lower-cost, more eco-friendly option to energize next generation devices and electric cars. In the battle of the batteries, lithium-ion technology is the reigning champion, […]

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 […]

SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory and Stanford University scientists set a new world record for energy storage, using a clever “egg yolk-shell” design to store five times more energy in the sulfur cathode of a rechargeable lithium-ion battery.  The comparison is made directly to today’s commercial technology. The performance is quite impressive beyond the capacity.   The […]

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