Argonne National Laboratory researchers have uncovered a new avenue for overcoming the performance decline that occurs with repeated cycling in the cathodes of sodium ion batteries. This discovery could find applications in batteries for transportation and the electric grid. Battery-powered vehicles have made a significant dent in the transportation market. But that market still needs […]

Open Image…Save ImageOpen Image (using #TmpD/ia)… Scientists from Tokyo University of Science, Japan, have found an energy-efficient method to fabricate a hard carbon electrode with enormously high sodium storage capacity. The discovery could pave the way for next-generation sodium-ion batteries made with inexpensive and abundant materials, and having a higher energy density than lithium-ion batteries. Today, most rechargeable batteries are […]

DOE/Brookhaven National Laboratory scientists have developed a new way to decipher the atomic-level structure of materials based on data gleaned from ground-up powder samples. They describe their approach and demonstrate its ability to solve the structure of a material that shows promise for shuttling ions through sodium-ion batteries.   The scientists at the U.S. Department […]

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 […]

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign researchers show a technology that charges batteries for electronic devices could provide fresh water from seawater. Electricity running through a salt water-filled battery draws the salt ions out of the water. Illinois mechanical science and engineering professor Kyle Smith and graduate student Rylan Dmello’s work has been published in the […]