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February 12, 2016

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February 12, 2016

Senior Doctors Expose 'Scandal' of Pacemaker Battery Life

Feb. 4, 2016 — The battery life of implantable heart monitors must be improved to reduce the need for replacement and the risks this carries for patients, argue two senior doctors in a new ... read more

Jan. 20, 2016 — A lithium-ion battery that self heats if the temperature is below 32 degrees Fahrenheit has multiple applications, but may have the most impact on relieving winter 'range anxiety' for ... read more

Jan. 14, 2016 — Researchers report a breakthrough that promises to bring down the cost of hydrogen fuel cells by replacing expensive platinum catalysts with cheaper ones made from metals like ... read more

Jan. 13, 2016 — In a recent experiment, scientists were able to produce stable crystallized lithium superoxide instead of lithium peroxide during battery discharging. Unlike lithium peroxide, lithium superoxide can ... read more

Jan. 11, 2016 — Scientists have discovered how to keep a promising new type of lithium ion battery cathode from developing a crusty coating that degrades its performance. The solution: Use a simple manufacturing ... read more

Jan. 11, 2016 — A team of scientists say they've found a way to make a battery cathode with a hierarchical structure where the reactive material is abundant yet protected -- key points for high capacity and ... read more

Jan. 11, 2016 — Lithium nickel manganese cobalt oxide, or NMC, is one of the most promising chemistries for better lithium batteries, especially for electric vehicle applications, but scientists have been struggling ... read more

Jan. 11, 2016 — A two-stage power management and storage system could dramatically improve the efficiency of triboelectric generators that harvest energy from irregular human motion such as walking, running or ... read more

Melting, Coating, and All-Solid-State Lithium Batteries

Jan. 4, 2016 — There is a new way to develop all-solid-state lithium batteries without a risk of conflagration or explosion, say scientists. The method involves melting the solid electrolyte and coating that melted ... read more

Dec. 23, 2015 — Researchers have developed a novel way to noninvasively measure and map how and where trapped light vibrates within microscale optical resonators. Visualizing the vibration patterns will help ... read more

Dec. 21, 2015 — A new study has revealed promising results that could drastically boost the performance of solid-state electrolytes, and could potentially lead to a safer, even more efficient battery. Researchers ... read more

New Hybrid Electrolyte for Solid-State Lithium Batteries

Dec. 21, 2015 — A novel electrolyte has been developed for use in solid-state lithium batteries that overcomes many of the problems that plague other solid electrolytes while also showing signs of being compatible ... read more

Dec. 21, 2015 — Renewable energy can be stored for less with a new organic aqueous flow battery, which uses inexpensive and readily available materials. The new battery is expected to cost about 60 percent less than ... read more

Real-Time Tracking Shows How Batteries Degrade

Dec. 18, 2015 — How disposable Lithium batteries degrade during normal use has been tracked in real-time by a research team using sophisticated 3-D imaging, giving a new way to non-invasively monitor performance ... read more

Dec. 8, 2015 — In solar flow batteries, the proposed charging process links harvesting solar energy and storing it as chemical energy via the electrolyte. Scientists built a solar flow battery that uses an ... read more

Dec. 7, 2015 — Hitachi, Ltd. and Tohoku University's Advanced Institute for Materials Research have developed a basic technology to reduce the internal resistance of the all-solid-state lithium ion battery ... read more

Dec. 4, 2015 — The battery is the heart of the electric car. Researchers have developed an energy storage device which is significantly more cost-effective over the entire life cycle in comparison with previous ... read more

Dec. 3, 2015 — The researchers who pioneered the development of laser-induced graphene have configured their discovery into flexible, solid-state microsupercapacitors that rival the best available for energy ... read more

Nov. 27, 2015 — An alternative technology to Li-ion has been designed for application in specific sectors. The researchers have developed the first battery using sodium ions in the usual "18650" format, an ... read more

Smart Chip Tells You How Healthy Your Battery Is

Dec. 7, 2015 — Scientists have developed a smart chip which can tell you how healthy is your battery and if it is safe for ... read more

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