Monash Energy Institute has created a longer-lasting, lighter, more sustainable rival to the lithium-ion batteries simply by adding sugar. The new battery performance level is essential for aviation, electric vehicles and submarines. The Monash team, assisted by CSIRO Manufacturing, report in Nature Communications that using a glucose-based additive on the positive electrode they have managed […]

A Pohang University of Science & Technology (POSTECH) joint research team succeeded in improving ionic conductivity using electrostatic interface of polymer electrolytes. The POSTECH research team recently developed a polymer electrolyte without a “dead zone” – which lowers ion transport – thus accelerating the commercialization of all solid state batteries. As the demand for electric […]

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 […]

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