Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT ) researchers now present a promising electrolyte class for calcium batteries that has the potential for replacing lithium-ion technology. Calcium-based batteries promise to reach a high energy density at low manufacturing costs. Using the electrolytes available today, however, has made it impossible so far to charge calcium batteries at room […]

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 […]

University of Warwick, WMG, researchers have developed a new direct, precise internal temperature test of lithium-ion batteries. They investigated internal temperatures and the electrodes potentials and found that the batteries can be safely charged up to five times faster than the current recommended charging limits. The new technology works in-situ during a battery’s normal operation […]

Researchers at the University of Maryland and the U.S. Army Research Laboratory have developed a lithium-ion battery that uses a water-salt solution as its electrolyte. The chemistry solution also reaches the 4.0 volt mark desired for household electronics, such as laptop computers, without the fire and explosive risks associated with some commercially available non-aqueous lithium-ion […]

Pacific Northwest National Laboratory research shows adding a pinch of chemical additive to a lithium-metal battery’s electrolyte helps make rechargeable batteries that are stable, charge quickly, and go longer in between charges than lithium-ion batteries. New, early-stage research shows adding a small amount of the chemical lithium hexafluorophosphate to a dual-salt, carbonate solvent-based electrolyte can […]

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