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Apr. 6, 2016 — A successful test of liquid lithium limiter on China's EAST tokamak is described in a new article. The device has circulated the protective liquid metal within the walls of China's ... read more

Mar. 31, 2016 — A mechanical engineer has developed a paperlike battery electrode that may improve tools for space exploration or unmanned aerial ... read more

Mar. 30, 2016 — Ionic transport has been studied extensively over the years for energy devices such as fuel cells and batteries using Li+, H+, Ag+, Cu+, F-, and O2-. Yet as researchers point out in a recent report, ... read more

Separating Charge and Discharge in Measuring Next-Generation Car Batteries

Mar. 29, 2016 — Lithium ion phosphate batteries are widely used to power the batteries in electric cars, but, unlike the amount of gas in a fuel tank, their state of charge can’t be measured directly by a physical ... read more

Mar. 29, 2016 — With people wanting to use smaller electronic devices, smaller energy storage systems are needed. Researchers have demonstrated the fabrication of electrochemically active organic lithium electrode ... read more

Mar. 22, 2016 — A grid-scale approach to rechargeable power storage gets a new arsenal of possible materials. Liquid metal batteries are a promising candidate for making renewable energy more practical. The ... read more

Pumping Up Energy Storage With Metal Oxides

Mar. 21, 2016 — Material scientists have found certain metal oxides increase capacity and improve cycling performance in lithium-ion batteries. The team synthesized and compared the electrochemical performance of ... read more

Mar. 15, 2016 — Researchers have developed a new electrode for analyzing lithium ion concentrations. Unlike traditional systems, it could be manufactured in a small format at low costs. The key is the material ... read more

Mar. 14, 2016 — The batteries that power the ubiquitous devices of modern life, from smartphones and computers to electric cars, are mostly made of toxic materials such as lithium that can be difficult to dispose of ... read more

Mar. 14, 2016 — A new materials recipe has been developed for a battery-like hydrogen fuel cell that shields the nanocrystals from oxygen, moisture and contaminants while pushing its performance forward in key ... read more

Miniaturized Fuel Cell Makes Drones Fly More Than One Hour

Mar. 8, 2016 — Drones are used for various applications such as aero picturing, disaster recovery, and delivering. Despite attracting attention as a new growth area, the biggest problem of drones is its small ... read more

Mar. 2, 2016 — Scientists have worked out a way to make electric vehicles not just carbon neutral, but carbon negative by demonstrating how the graphite electrodes used in the lithium-ion batteries can be replaced ... read more

Mar. 1, 2016 — Researchers have managed to produce electrically charged water by means of a floating water ... read more

Carbon Tax Needed to Cut Fossil Fuel Consumption

Feb. 24, 2016 — Technology-driven cost reductions in fossil fuels will lead us to continue using all the oil, gas, and coal we can, unless governments pass new taxes on carbon emissions, says one ... read more

Feb. 22, 2016 — A cathode material for li-ion batteries with a very high charge rate -- down to 90 seconds -- has been created, retaining more than 75% of an initial capacity. The discovery may stipulate the ... read more

Feb. 18, 2016 — A carbon-based active material produced from apple leftovers and a material of layered oxides might help reduce the costs of future energy storage systems. Both were found to have excellent ... read more

Feb. 17, 2016 — Lithium-ion batteries are a rapidly growing energy storage method due to their high energy density, especially in mobile applications such as personal electronics and electric cars. However, the ... read more

Feb. 15, 2016 — Engineers have discovered a new kind of 2-D semiconducting material for electronics that opens the door for much speedier computers and smartphones that also consume a lot less ... read more

Feb. 11, 2016 — A versatile chip offers multiple applications in various electronic devices, report researchers, suggested that there is now hope that a low-powered, wireless neural implant may soon be a reality. ... read more

Feb. 11, 2016 — When you're on the go and your smartphone battery is low, in the not-so-distant future you could charge it simply by plugging it into your shoe. An innovative energy harvesting and storage ... read more

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