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May 29, 2015

Vehicle Cost, Lack of Consumer Information Hinder Purchases of Plug-in Electric Vehicles

Apr. 22, 2015 — Vehicle cost, current battery technology, and inadequate consumer knowledge are some of the barriers preventing widespread adoption of plug-in electric vehicles, says a new congressionally mandated ... read more

Apr. 17, 2015 — The key to better cell phones and other rechargeable electronics may be in tiny "sandwiches" made of nanosheets, according to mechanical engineering ... read more

Apr. 14, 2015 — Charging lithium-ion batteries too quickly can permanently reduce the battery capacity. Portions of the energy storage structure are thereby destroyed and deactivated. These structural changes have ... read more

New Material Could Boost Batteries' Power, Help Power Plants

Apr. 10, 2015 — You're going to have to think very small to understand something that has the potential to be very big. A team of researchers has developed a material that acts as a superhighway for ions. The ... read more

Apr. 10, 2015 — Using a powerful microscope to watch multiple cycles of charging and discharging under real battery conditions, researchers have gained insight into the chemistry that clogs rechargeable lithium ... read more

First Metal-Free Catalyst Created for Rechargeable Zinc-Air Batteries

Apr. 6, 2015 — Researchers have made what they believe is the first metal-free bifunctional electrocatalyst that performs as well or better than most metal and metal oxide electrodes in zinc-air ... read more

Apr. 6, 2015 — Researchers have reported developing an efficient conductive electron-transporting polymer, a long-missing puzzle piece that will allow ultra-fast battery applications. The discovery relies upon a ... read more

Battery Energy Storage Project Shows Promise for Electricity Network

Apr. 2, 2015 — Scientists have revealed the potential of a new battery energy storage system to reduce electricity prices while improving power efficiency and ... read more

Apr. 1, 2015 — Advertising may allow developers to make smartphone apps free, but it has hidden costs -- draining batteries, eating up network data, and using more ... read more

Goodbye, Range Anxiety? Electric Vehicles May Be More Useful Than Previously Thought

Mar. 30, 2015 — In the first study of its kind, scientists quantitatively show that electric vehicles will meet the daily travel needs of drivers longer than commonly assumed. They found that batteries that have ... read more

Bacteria Can Use Magnetic Particles to Create a 'Natural Battery'

Mar. 26, 2015 — New research shows bacteria can use tiny magnetic particles to effectively create a 'natural battery.' According to new work, the bacteria can load electrons onto and discharge electrons ... read more

Mobile Battery Life Can Be Prolonged With System Settings

Mar. 25, 2015 — By using crowdsourced measurements researchers explain the energy impact of smartphone system settings, and their results show how to improve a mobile device's battery lifetime by adjusting the ... read more

'Green' Batteries Made to Last: Oxide/carbon Composite Outperforms Expensive Platinum Composites

Mar. 19, 2015 — An oxide/carbon composite outperforms expensive platinum composites in oxygen chemical reactions for green energy devices. Electrochemical devices are crucial to a green energy revolution in which ... read more

Mar. 19, 2015 — Researchers have watched nanoscale semiconductor crystals expand and shrink in response to powerful pulses of laser light. This ultrafast "breathing" provides new insight about how such ... read more

Mar. 18, 2015 — An electrical and computer engineer is taking a cue from nature to devise the next generation of integrated low-power, wearable ... read more

Mar. 17, 2015 — Scientists have discovered a high performance cathode material with great promise for use in next generation lithium-sulfur batteries that could one day be used to power mobile devices and electric ... read more

Mar. 16, 2015 — Scientists have pushed the limits to further development of lithium ion batteries: The researchers developed a new cathode material based on a new storage principle, as a result of which energy ... read more

High Power and High Safety Oxide-Based Negative Electrode Materials for Li-Ion Battery

Mar. 13, 2015 — Researchers have shown electrochemical Li insertion and deinsertion property of Ti-Nb mixed oxide Ti2Nb10O29 (TNO) at high current rate is greatly improved by vacuum annealing. This is mainly ... read more

Silk Could Be New 'Green' Material for Next-Generation Batteries

Mar. 11, 2015 — Lithium-ion batteries have enabled many of today's electronics, from portable gadgets to electric cars. But much to the frustration of consumers, none of these batteries last long without a ... read more

Mar. 6, 2015 — Lithium-ion batteries are common in consumer electronics. They are one of the most popular types of rechargeable batteries for portable electronics, with a high energy density, no memory effect and ... read more

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