Georgia Institute of Technology researchers have developed a promising new cathode and electrolyte system that replaces expensive metals and traditional liquid electrolyte with lower cost transition metal fluorides and a solid polymer electrolyte. The growing popularity of lithium-ion batteries in recent years has put a strain on the world’s supply of cobalt and nickel, two […]

Open Image…Save ImageOpen Image (using #TmpD/ia)… MIT researchers have found a way to substantially reduce metal air battery corrosion, making it possible for such batteries to have much longer shelf lives. Metal-air batteries are one of the lightest and most compact types of batteries available, but they can have a major limitation: When not in use, they degrade quickly, as […]

University of Washington (UW) researchers have developed a fast, inexpensive method to make electrodes for supercapacitors. The important applications include electric cars, wireless telecommunications and high-powered lasers. But to realize these applications, supercapacitors need better electrodes, which connect the supercapacitor to the devices that depend on their energy. These electrodes need to be both quicker […]

Scientists at the Technische Universitaet Muenchen (TUM) have synthesized a novel framework structure consisting of boron and silicon, which could serve as a Lithium-ion battery electrode material.  The new material is similar to the carbon atoms in diamond as the boron and silicon atoms in the novel lithium borosilicide (LiBSi2) are interconnected tetrahedrally. The new […]

Chemists from The City College of New York teamed with researchers from Rice University and the U.S. Army Research Laboratory to develop a non-toxic and environmentally sustainable lithium-ion battery.  The idea is to avoid battery manufacturing based on finite supplies of mined metal ores, such as cobalt and replace them with much less costly and […]

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