A Penn State research team is exploring the requirements for electric vertical takeoff and landing (eVTOL) vehicles and designing and testing potential battery power sources. So far, jet packs, robot maids and flying cars were all promised for the 21st century. Chao-Yang Wang, holder of the William E. Diefender Chair of Mechanical Engineering and director […]

University of Michigan researchers are asking key questions about the promising power storage in a Lithium Metal battery that need to be answered before it can make the jump from the laboratory to manufacturing facilities. The next generation of electric vehicle batteries, with greater range and improved safety, could be emerging in the form solid-state […]

Brookhaven National Laboratory scientists have identified the primary cause of failure in a state-of-the-art lithium-metal battery, of interest for long-range electric vehicles: electrolyte depletion. Using high-energy x-rays, they followed the cycling-induced changes at thousands of different points across the battery and mapped the variations in performance. At each point, they used the x-ray data to […]

A team, led by the University of Tokyo in Japan, has developed a hybrid material that effectively transports protons at high temperatures and humidity – two major challenges of prior work. Protons are the next big thing when it comes to fuel cell technology. The subatomic exchange produces power on a scale that challenges contemporary […]

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. […]

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