A Rice University study suggests that lithium batteries would benefit from more porous electrodes with better-aligned particles that don’t limit lithium distribution. At the micro and nano scale resolution looking at a lithium battery electrode, you’d see the level of charge at every scale is highly uneven. This is not good for the battery’s health. […]

Argonne National Laboratory researchers have uncovered a new avenue for overcoming the performance decline that occurs with repeated cycling in the cathodes of sodium ion batteries. This discovery could find applications in batteries for transportation and the electric grid. Battery-powered vehicles have made a significant dent in the transportation market. But that market still needs […]

Researchers at Georgia Tech backed by the U.S. Army Research Laboratory have developed a promising new cathode and electrolyte system that replaces expensive metals and traditional liquid electrolyte with lower cost transition metal fluorides and a solid polymer electrolyte. This opens a potential for less expensive, lighter and safer batteries that are a vital need […]

Helmholtz-Zentrum Berlin für Materialien und Energie scientists have fabricated a nanomaterial made from nanoparticles of a titanium oxide compound for lithium sulfur battery cathodes. The titanium oxide, Ti4O7 is characterized by an extremely large surface area, and was tested as a cathode material in lithium sulfur batteries. Presently lithium batteries are one of the best […]

Researchers at the University of Maryland, Baltimore County (UMBC) are using organic peptides to improve the properties of lithium ion batteries. Peptides are molecules of amino acids that are a type of biological molecule. The UMBC team has found one that binds strongly to lithium manganese nickel oxide (LMNO), a material that can be used […]

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