A University of Houston research team is trying to solve the dendrite problem by investigating how these structures grow on batteries. Dendrites are spiky structures that accumulate on the batteries’ anodes. These structures reduce the life of the batteries, hinder their ability to hold a charge and can short-circuit machines potentially causing safety hazards like […]

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 […]

Washington University in St. Louis scientists have developed a stable, anode-free sodium ion battery that is highly efficient, will be less expensive and is significantly smaller than a traditional lithium ion battery. At the moment for batteries lithium-ion is the best we have as far as energy density and convenience. The Washington University in St. […]

Massachusetts Institute of Technology researcher’s new approach could help solve the longstanding problem of dendrite formation, which has hampered the development of new solid-state lithium-ion batteries. As researchers push the boundaries of battery design, seeking to pack ever greater amounts of power and energy into a given amount of space or weight, one of the […]

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