Texas A&M University scientists use quantum methods to predict Lithium-metal (Li-metal) batteries great potential for packing more significant amounts of energy than the current lithium-ion batteries. For example, a Li-metal electric battery in a car could travel more miles, and a Li-metal phone battery could have longer battery life. However, the metal surface of Li-metal […]

SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory scientists have made realistic close-ups of a plump, squishy layer called the solid-electrolyte interphase (SEI) that forms on lithium metal anodes as a result of chemical reactions with the electrolyte. Knowing what it really looks will give them a new way to improve next-gen battery design. Lithium metal batteries could store […]

An international research team has now developed concrete guidelines for how lithium metal batteries should be charged and operated, maximizing efficiency while minimizing the risk of short circuits. There are high hopes for the next generation of high energy-density lithium metal batteries, but before they can be used in our vehicles, there are crucial problems […]

Stanford University researchers have designed a new electrolyte for lithium metal batteries that could increase the driving range of electric cars. The improvement is enough that the press release suggests the new lithium-based electrolyte invented by Stanford University scientists could pave the way for the next generation of battery-powered electric vehicles. In a study published […]

University of California – San Diego nanoengineers have developed a safety feature that prevents lithium metal batteries from rapidly overheating and catching fire in case of an internal short circuit. The clever tweak does not prevent battery failure, but rather provides advance warning of failure and makes it much safer. The team made a clever […]

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