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May 29, 2016

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May 29, 2016

How Researchers Make a Battery in Seven Easy Steps

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

Apr. 18, 2016 — An unexpected discovery has led to a zinc-manganese oxide rechargeable battery that's as inexpensive as conventional car batteries, but has a much higher energy ... read more

Recovering Lithium from Natural Salt Pools: Purity Up to 99.9 Per Cent

Apr. 13, 2016 — New methods for lithium recovery from natural brine have been studied pursued by researchers. Their methods enabled increasingly effective recovery of lithium and the purity of the lithium solution ... read more

Apr. 11, 2016 — Materials scientists have produced an electrolyte/separator for rechargeable lithium-ion batteries that withstands very high temperatures over many charge cycles. The key component is hexagonal boron ... read more

So Long Lithium, Hello Bacteria Batteries?

Apr. 6, 2016 — As renewable energy sources grow, so does the demand for new ways to store the resulting energy at low-cost and in environmentally friendly ways. Now scientists report a first-of-its-kind development ... read more

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

Apr. 5, 2016 — Researchers found a simple solution to the limited durability in aluminum-ion batteries – an electrode composed of graphite. In this work, the internal gaps in the foam allowed faster motion of the ... read more

Apr. 1, 2016 — By modifying and pulverizing a promising group of chemical compounds, scientists have potentially brought safer, solid-state rechargeable batteries two steps closer to reality. These compounds would ... read more

Apr. 1, 2016 — A salt plays a critical role in allowing lithium-sulfur batteries to hold a charge after more than 200 uses; this work offers needed design principles for creating long-lasting, high-capacity ... read more

Mar. 31, 2016 — Scientists have demonstrated that the placement and type of a tiny measurement device called a reference electrode enhances the quantity and quality of information that can be extracted from ... 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. 17, 2016 — You probably don't think much of fungi, and especially those that turn bread moldy, but researchers have evidence that might just change your mind. Their findings suggest that a red bread mold ... 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

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