New ultra-thin, gel-like coating material that can potentially boosts the performance of lithium-sulfur batteries, extending its life and and improving its efficiency.
A team of engineers and scientists at Vanderbilt University has discovered a technique to transform metal scraps and common household chemicals into high-performance batteries. The researchers are of the opinion that this new technique could provide massive amounts of electrical storage needed by the grid to handle alternative sources of energy and enable homeowners to create their own batteries without having to depend on the grid.
A new study suggests that controlling the oxygen composition of lithium-rich cathode material using carbon-based gas mixture could potentially improve battery life.
Vanderbilt researchers recently modified batteries by adding millions of quantum dots made from iron pyrite, or fool's gold. This not only allows the enhanced batteries to charge faster, but also endure more charge cycles.
Portabella mushrooms can be used to create cheaper, environmentally friendly batteries that could answer future demand for power storage.
Recycled tires could possibly see new life in lithium-ion batteries, according to recent research.
It turns out that sand is the key ingredient to creating more efficient batteries, researchers at the University of California, Riverside's Bourns College of Engineering found. Sand-based lithium ion batteries outperformed the current industry standard by three times.
Scientists have discovered a new way to create high-output lithium ion batteries that do not boast a risk of fire, offering peace-of-mind as the world continues to make greater use of the technology.