Scientists’ research at Tokyo University of Science led by Prof Shinichi Komaba discusses the recent advances, promises, and limitations of potassium-ion batteries. Concerns about the scarcity of lithium and other materials necessary in the now-ubiquitous lithium-ion batteries have recently driven many researchers to look for alternatives, such as sodium and potassium. Our modern lifestyle would […]

Stanford University researchers have developed a new type of flow battery involving a liquid metal that more than doubled the maximum voltage of conventional flow batteries and could lead to affordable storage of renewable power. The new combination of materials developed by Stanford researchers may aid in developing a rechargeable battery able to store the […]

University of Southern California (USC) scientists have developed an alteration to the lithium-sulfur battery that could make it more than competitive with the lithium-ion battery. The solution is for one of the biggest stumbling blocks to the next wave of rechargeable batteries – small enough for cellphones and powerful enough for cars. In a paper […]

Chemists from Hiroshima University have developed organic radical batteries that are re-chargeable and continue to function at below-freezing temperatures. The Hiroshima team uses a new synthesis method to make an organic battery. The team has a step into one of the hardest problems of batteries – how to function well when cooled down. Transporting power […]

Stanford University scientists have invented the first high-performance aluminum battery that’s fast-charging, long-lasting and inexpensive. The researchers say the new technology could replace many lithium-ion and alkaline batteries in wide use today. Hongjie Dai, a professor of chemistry at Stanford explains, “We have developed a rechargeable aluminum battery that may replace existing storage devices, such […]