An international research team has now developed concrete guidelines for how lithium metal batteries should be charged and operated, maximizing efficiency while minimizing the risk of short circuits. There are high hopes for the next generation of high energy-density lithium metal batteries, but before they can be used in our vehicles, there are crucial problems […]

Penn State engineers are looking at lithium iron phosphate batteries that have a range of 250 miles with the ability to charge in 10 minutes. Range anxiety, the fear of running out of power before being able to recharge an electric vehicle, may be a thing of the past. Chao-Yang Wang, William E. Diefenderfer Chair […]

University of California San Diego nanoengineers have developed a process for restoring spent cathodes to mint condition that could make it more economical to recycle lithium-ion batteries. The process is more environmentally friendly than today’s methods; it uses greener ingredients, consumes 80 to 90% less energy, and emits about 75% less greenhouse gases. The research […]

Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) researchers have developed a new family of cathodes with the potential to replace the costly cobalt-based cathodes typically found in today’s lithium-ion batteries that power electric vehicles and consumer electronics. The new family class named NFA, which stands for nickel-, iron- and aluminum-based cathode, is a derivative of lithium nickelate […]

Open Image…Save ImageOpen Image (using #TmpD/ia)… A Los Alamos National Laboratory’s key energy security mission is developing safe and sustainable fuels for nuclear energy. For now uranium dioxide, a radioactive actinide oxide, is the most widely used nuclear fuel in today’s nuclear power plants. But a new “combustion synthesis” process recently established for lanthanide metals – non-radioactive elements that are […]

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