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July 26, 2016

July 20, 2016 — A garnet-type, fast ionic conducting oxide has been created by scientists. The developed garnet-type oxide showed not only high ionic conductivity around 1 mS/cm at room temperature, but also high ... read more

June 13, 2016 — Home storage systems for electricity produced by photovoltaics facilities are gaining attractiveness, as their costs are declining. However, standardized, verifiable criteria for the end client to ... read more

Massive Trove of Battery and Molecule Data Released to Public

June 8, 2016 — The Materials Project, a Google-like database of material properties aimed at accelerating innovation, has released an enormous trove of data to the public, giving scientists working on batteries, ... read more

Novel Energy Inside a Microcircuit Chip

June 8, 2016 — Scientists have developed an extremely efficient small-size energy storage, a micro-supercapacitor, which can be integrated directly inside a silicon microcircuit ... read more

Towards Building Next-Generation Batteries Using a Pigment Electrode

June 7, 2016 — Researchers have demonstrated calcium ion batteries (CIBs) using pigment electrodes such as Prussian blue and its analogues. The CIBs showed excellent cyclability of discharge and charge in a ... read more

June 2, 2016 — A new type of 3D printing will make it possible for the first time to rapidly prototype and test polymer membranes that are patterned for improved ... read more

High-Purity Metals Recovered from Battery Waste

June 2, 2016 — Researchers have succeeded in recovering important metals – lithium, cobalt and nickel – from battery waste with nearly 100 per cent purity. Recovered metals will be needed increasingly in the ... read more

Leaving the Electrical Grid in the Upper Peninsula

May 31, 2016 — While Michigan’s Upper Peninsula is not the sunniest place in the world, solar energy is viable in the region. With new technologies, some people might be inclined to leave the electrical grid. A ... read more

Tiny Probe Could Produce Big Improvements in Batteries and Fuel Cells

May 31, 2016 — The key to needed improvements in the quest for better batteries and fuels cells likely lies in the nanoscale, a realm so tiny that the movement of a few atoms or molecules can shift the landscape. A ... read more

How Researchers Make a Battery in Seven Easy Steps

May 26, 2016 — Learn how researchers assemble experimental ... read more

May 23, 2016 — Researchers have made a discovery that could open the door to cellphone and car batteries that last five times longer than current ones. They discovered new catalyst materials for lithium-air ... read more

Power Up When the Temperature Is Down

May 20, 2016 — Chemists have developed a new synthesis method for organic radical batteries that are re-chargeable and continue to function at below-freezing temperatures. The specific model has greater voltage ... read more

Technique Improves Efficacy of Fuel Cells

May 16, 2016 — Fuel cells, which generate electricity from chemical reactions without harmful emissions, have the potential to power everything from cars to portable electronics, and could be cleaner and more ... read more

May 12, 2016 — In experiments involving a simulation of the human esophagus and stomach, researchers have demonstrated a tiny origami robot that can unfold itself from a swallowed capsule and, steered by external ... read more

May 11, 2016 — Researchers have created ways to give a piece of paper sensing capabilities that allows it to respond to gesture commands and connect to the digital ... read more

May 9, 2016 — An electron microscopy technique for visualizing how lithium ions migrate at the nanoscale could help improve the performance of lithium-ion ... read more

May 5, 2016 — Scientists have used state-of-the-art microscopy to identify a previously undetected feature, about 5 billionths of a meter (nanometers) wide, in a solid electrolyte. The work experimentally verifies ... read more

May 5, 2016 — Researchers are working to solve the problem of short-life of lithium-ion batteries like those used in laptops and cellphones, making them reliable and longer-lasting using a thin-film coating ... read more

May 4, 2016 — Rechargeable lithium air batteries are a next-generation technology. Theoretically they might be much lighter and offer better performance than current lithium ion batteries. However, currently they ... read more

Apr. 29, 2016 — Researchers are working on the creation of a bio-battery that uses blood glucose to produce energy. Such a battery would cut down on the number of surgical interventions a pacemaker user must ... read more

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