Arizona State University researchers are exploring new energy storage technology that could give lithium ion batteries an even longer life cycle. Dan Buttry, professor and chair of ASU’s Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, the research led a team using silicon based ionic liquids and a new formulation. The research, just published in Nature Communications, brings […]

A research team at Helmholtz Institute Ulm (HIU) established by Karlsruhe Institute of Technology has now developed an electrolyte that may be used for the construction of magnesium-sulfur battery cells. The element magnesium is a another light metal offering very high theoretical battery capacity. Moreover magnesium is abundant in nature, it is non-toxic, and does […]

Drexel University materials scientists have invented a clay that is both highly conductive and can easily be molded into a variety of shapes and sizes. The clay suggests a new production method from the rather complicated and costly processing currently used to make materials for lithium-ion batteries and supercapacitors. A new production process may look […]

Rice University chemist James Tour and his colleagues have developed a battery made of a flexible material in a thin film for energy storage. The flexible material is a made from nanoporous nickel-fluoride electrodes layered around a solid electrolyte. The design delivers battery-like supercapacitor performance that combines the best qualities of a high-energy battery and […]

The European Union has begun to gather concern about the availability of rare earth elements.  The rare earth elements are important components in green energy products such as wind turbines and efficient automobiles. The demand for metals such as neodymium (Nd) and dysprosium (Dy) is increasing much faster than production. These metals are used in […]

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