Gwangju Institute of Science and Technology (GIST) scientists have discovered a new catalyst material’s ability to significantly improve lithium-sulfur battery life, opening doors to their near-future practical commercial realization. Lithium-sulfur batteries, given their light weight and theoretical high capacities, are a promising alternative to conventional lithium-ion batteries for large-scale energy storage systems, drones, electric vehicles, […]

Georgia Institute of Technology researchers use a hybrid silica sol-gel material and self-assembled monolayers of a common fatty acid to develop a new capacitor dielectric material that provides an electrical energy storage capacity rivaling certain batteries, with both a high energy density and high power density. The press release asserts that if the material can […]

Stanford University scientists have created a new carbon material that significantly improves the performance of batteries and supercapacitors. Zhenan Bao, the senior author of the study and a professor of chemical engineering at Stanford said, “We have developed a ‘designer carbon’ that is both versatile and controllable. Our study shows that this material has exceptional […]

Dr. Grant Norton, professor in the School of Mechanical and Materials Engineering is leading researchers at Washington State University in developing a nanoneedle tin (Sn) anode material formed as “Tin Whiskers” for Lithium-ion batteries. Elemental Sn is an attractive high-performance anode material because of its high theoretical specific capacity (992 mAh g-1) and high operating […]

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