Brazil’s Fundação de Amparo à Pesquisa do Estado de São Paulo is adding strength to case for lithium air batteries. Current lithium ion battery technology will probably not be able to handle the coming decades’ huge demand for energy. It is estimated that by 2050, electricity will make up 50% of the world’s energy mix. […]

Open Image…Save ImageOpen Image (using #TmpD/ia)… University of Illinois at Chicago researchers report new research showing that a number of 2D materials, when incorporated into experimental lithium-air batteries as the catalyst, enabled a battery to hold up to 10 times more energy than lithium-air batteries containing traditional catalysts. Lithium-air batteries are poised to become the next revolutionary replacement for currently […]

Lithium air or more technically, lithium-oxygen batteries have two challenging issues surrounding lithium-oxygen batteries that chemists from the University of Waterloo have successfully resolved. The research result is creating a working battery with near 100 percent coulombic efficiency. The new work, which appeared this week in Science, proves that four-electron conversion for lithium-oxygen electrochemistry is […]

University of Cambridge scientists have developed a working laboratory demonstrator of a lithium-oxygen battery which has very high energy density, is more than 90% efficient, and, to date, can be recharged more than 2000 times. Also known as a lithium air battery the Cambridge team has made major progress in the field. Lithium-oxygen, or lithium-air, […]

The best lithium air lab research batteries had cathodes built with graphene nanosheet materials.  Back in August of 2011 scientists at the Nanomaterials and Energy Group at the University of Western Ontario (UWO), Canada, reported the development of graphene nanosheet cathode (GNS) materials for non-aqueous lithium-oxygen (Li-air) batteries showing a capacity of 8,705.9 mAh g-1 […]