Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory researchers have developed a new material for the battery anode. The material could enable long-range electric vehicles that can drive for hundreds of miles on a single charge, and electric planes called eVTOLs for fast, environmentally friendly commutes. In the pursuit of a rechargeable battery that can power electric vehicles (EVs) […]

University of Tokyo researchers, who explore the physical and chemical properties of electrical energy storage, have found a new way to improve lithium-ion batteries. They successfully increased not only the voltage delivery of a lithium-ion battery but also its ability to suppress dangerous conditions that affect the current range of batteries. This improved lithium-ion battery […]

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 […]

The University of Waterloo researchers breakthrough involves the use of negative electrodes (the anode) made of lithium metal, a material with the potential to dramatically increase battery storage capacity. Quanquan Pang, who led the research while he was a PhD candidate at Waterloo said, “This will mean cheap, safe, long-lasting batteries that give people much […]

Rice University scientists have found a touch of asphalt may be the secret to high-capacity lithium batteries that charge up to 20 times faster than commercial lithium-ion batteries. Chemist James Tour’s lab at Rice University developed anodes comprising porous carbon made from asphalt that showed exceptional stability after more than 500 charge-discharge cycles. A high-current […]

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