Research led by the University of Liverpool, in partnership with Johnson Matthey PLC and Loughborough University has made significant progress in the development of stable and practical electrolytes for lithium-oxygen batteries. The lithium-oxygen (Li-O2) battery (or lithium-air battery), consisting of Li-metal and a porous conductive framework as its electrode’s, releases energy from the reaction of […]

Open Image…Save ImageOpen Image (using #TmpD/ia)… Boston College researchers have applied a ‘water-in-salt’ electrolyte that enables stable operation of a lithium-air battery, offers superior long cycle lifetimes and presents a platform that could help lithium-ion batteries achieve their full potential. This news finally comes after more than two decades of research where improvements to lithium-ion batteries have stalled short of […]

Physicist Winfried Wilcke working at IBM’s Almaden laboratories, based in San Jose, California in a report by Duncan Graham-Rowe in NewScientist allows that IBM’s Battery 500 project to find an air battery solution for electric vehicles (EVs), has found a starting solution. The assertion now is IBM believes it has solved a fundamental problem that […]

The research team at Japan’s National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology (AIST) can show heat-treated metal-free graphene nanosheets (GNS) have much more stable cycling performance in a Lithium-air battery. This might be important and does show a research lead, because of lithium air’s capacity of 5-10 times that of standard Lithium-ion batteries.  That […]

Binod Kumar, leader of the University of Dayton Research Institute has published in the 2010 Issue 1 of the Journal of the Electrochemical Society that the group has developed the first solid-state, rechargeable lithium-air battery.  Kumar is calling this a breakthrough designed to address the fire and explosion risk of other lithium rechargeable batteries and […]

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