Stanford researchers report that they have taken a big step toward designing a pure lithium anode – an accomplishment that battery designers have been trying to do for decades. The group’s paper has been published in the journal Nature Nanotechnology. Chemical batteries have three basic components: an electrolyte to provide electrons, an anode to discharge […]

SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory and Stanford University scientists set a new world record for energy storage, using a clever “egg yolk-shell” design to store five times more energy in the sulfur cathode of a rechargeable lithium-ion battery.  The comparison is made directly to today’s commercial technology. The performance is quite impressive beyond the capacity.   The […]

Northwestern University engineers show in the journal Advanced Energy Materials they have developed technology that could hugely improve lithium batteries.  The new anode technology suggests a cellphone battery might recharge in 15 minutes and last ten times longer. The scientists combined two chemical engineering approaches to address two major battery limitations — energy capacity and […]

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