A Rice University study suggests that lithium batteries would benefit from more porous electrodes with better-aligned particles that don’t limit lithium distribution. At the micro and nano scale resolution looking at a lithium battery electrode, you’d see the level of charge at every scale is highly uneven. This is not good for the battery’s health. […]

A University of Houston research team is trying to solve the dendrite problem by investigating how these structures grow on batteries. Dendrites are spiky structures that accumulate on the batteries’ anodes. These structures reduce the life of the batteries, hinder their ability to hold a charge and can short-circuit machines potentially causing safety hazards like […]

Open Image…Save ImageOpen Image (using #TmpD/ia)… Japan Advanced Institute of Science and Technology using a simple, environmentally sound and efficient approach involving the calcination of a bio-based polymer retained most of its initial capacity over thousands of cycles. The researchers sought to overcome the slow charging times of conventional lithium-ion batteries and have developed a new anode material that allows […]

Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) researchers have identified a novel electrolyte that could be useful for next-generation lithium-ion batteries, increasing their power per weight without sacrificing the cycle life. Lithium-ion batteries have made possible the lightweight electronic devices whose portability we now take for granted, as well as the rapid expansion of electric vehicle production. […]

Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) researchers have developed a new family of cathodes with the potential to replace the costly cobalt-based cathodes typically found in today’s lithium-ion batteries that power electric vehicles and consumer electronics. The new family class named NFA, which stands for nickel-, iron- and aluminum-based cathode, is a derivative of lithium nickelate […]

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