Massachusetts Institute of Technology research could lead to batteries that can pack more power per pound and last longer. The research is focused on the long-sought goal of using pure lithium metal as one of the battery’s two electrodes, the anode. The new electrode concept comes from the laboratory of Ju Li, the Battelle Energy […]

Penn State researchers are engineering a dramatically longer-lasting, faster-charging and safer lithium metal battery design. Described in Nature Energy the researchers developed a three-dimensional, cross-linked polymer sponge that attaches to the metal plating of a battery anode. Donghai Wang, professor of mechanical engineering and the principal investigator of the project said, “This project aims to […]

Open Image…Save ImageOpen Image (using #TmpD/ia)… University of Michigan researchers assert their new lithium metal technology could double the output of today’s lithium ion cells, drastically extending electric vehicle ranges and time between cell phone charges without taking up any added space. Note as you read along this technology is using the earlier lithium metal technology that predates the current […]

Pacific Northwest National Laboratory research shows adding a pinch of chemical additive to a lithium-metal battery’s electrolyte helps make rechargeable batteries that are stable, charge quickly, and go longer in between charges than lithium-ion batteries. New, early-stage research shows adding a small amount of the chemical lithium hexafluorophosphate to a dual-salt, carbonate solvent-based electrolyte can […]

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