Texas A&M University scientists use quantum methods to predict Lithium-metal (Li-metal) batteries great potential for packing more significant amounts of energy than the current lithium-ion batteries. For example, a Li-metal electric battery in a car could travel more miles, and a Li-metal phone battery could have longer battery life. However, the metal surface of Li-metal […]

The Institute for Basic Science said its new technology could make charging electric cars as fast as pumping gas. Quantum charging could cut the charging time of electric vehicles from ten hours to three minutes. The paper explaining the proposed technology has been published in Physical Review Letters. Whether it’s photovoltaics or fusion, sooner or […]

Open Image…Save ImageOpen Image (using #TmpD/ia)… Open Image…Save ImageOpen Image (using #TmpD/ia)… Chalmers University of Technology researchers think micro supercapacitors could revolutionize the way we use batteries by increasing their lifespan and enabling extremely fast charging. Manufacturers of everything from smartphones to electric cars are therefore investing heavily into research and development of these electronic components. Now, researchers have developed a method that represents a […]

Université de Genève researchers have developed a new material that improves the performance of solid-state sodium batteries. Sodium chemistry is a less dangerous and a more durable alternative to lithium. The future of battery technologies could lie in sodium. Sodium chemistry could be more sustainable than lithium, which currently powers most of our devices and […]

SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory scientists have made realistic close-ups of a plump, squishy layer called the solid-electrolyte interphase (SEI) that forms on lithium metal anodes as a result of chemical reactions with the electrolyte. Knowing what it really looks will give them a new way to improve next-gen battery design. Lithium metal batteries could store […]

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