The National Institute for Materials Science (NIMS) researchers have developed an anode material for lithium-ion rechargeable batteries by forming nanoparticles made of silicon metal composites on metal substrates. The resulting anode material has a high capacity – almost twice as high as conventional materials – and a long cycling life. The results could lead to […]

University of Waterloo researchers have developed an innovative technology using silicon to improve lithium-ion battery anodes. Zhongwei Chen, a chemical engineering professor at Waterloo, and a team of graduate students have created a low-cost battery using silicon that boosts the performance and life of lithium-ion batteries. Substantially smaller and longer-lasting batteries for everything from portable […]

Researchers at the University of California Riverside, Bourns College of Engineering, have developed a new way to make lithium ion batteries using a material found in Silly Putty that will last three times longer between charges compared to the current industry standard. The Silly Putty material, silicon dioxide (SiO2), is also found in surgical tubing […]

Researchers at the USC Viterbi School of Engineering have developed a cheap, high-performing silicon anode and sulfur-based cathode for lithium-ion batteries.  The new anode is reported to be a cost-effective (and therefore commercially viable) silicon anode nearly three times more powerful and longer lasting than a typical commercial anode. Using silicon for the anode is […]

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