Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute researchers have created a lithium-ion battery that can charge in a matter of minutes but still operate at a high capacity as is possible. The development has the potential to improve battery performance for consumer electronics, solar grid storage, and electric vehicles. The paper explaining the results as been published in Nature […]

Its understood now that lithium deposits that form on electrode surfaces called dendrites build up until they cause an internal short circuit and can cause lithium-ion batteries to fail and some cases start a fire. Researchers at Purdue University have shown theoretically how to control or eliminate the formation of dendrites, an advance that if […]

Professor Paul Braun has been leading a research group at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign reporting a significant breakthrough in the development of battery technology.  The research group has found a way to enable fast charging and discharging of electrical power while retaining high-energy storage capacity. Here’s the problem, rapidly charging and discharging rates […]