Lithium based batteries are a hot research field with lithium air and lithium sulfur compounds at the top of research listings.  Stanford’s Yi Cui, builds the battery anode in the form of silicon nanowires, giving the silicon room to grow and shrink without damage.  That neatly solves silicon’s swelling when charged with positively charged lithium […]

A Better Lithium Battery

November 10, 2009 | 2 Comments

A Better Lithium Battery Dr. Stefan Koller with his team at the Institute for Chemistry and Technology of Materials Graz University of Technology has developed a new method to utilize silicon in lithium-ion anode materials.  The news stories are saying silicon applied to the anodes raises theoretical storage capacity ten times higher than the graphite […]

Japan’s National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology (AIST) researchers are developing a lithium-air cell with a new structure (a set of three different electrolytes) to avoid the degradation and performance problems of conventional lithium-air cells.  But the big news is in the discharge capacity. The newly developed lithium-air cell has shown a continuous […]