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Refillable’ technology could provide enough energy to drive an electric car up to 3,000 miles

11-Feb-2019

A new type of electric vehicle power using “refillable” technology has taken another giant leap in advancing alternative energy with testing that shows it could provide enough energy to run a car for about 3,000 miles. The technology employs a novel type of “flow” battery that is being ...

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A smart safe rechargeable zinc ion battery based on sol-gel transition electrolytes

23-Jul-2018

The thermal runaway issue has been a long-standing obstacle impeding the development of high energy density and high power delivery batteries. These batteries would generate a lot of heat in ultrafast charge/discharge process or hazardous conditions, such as overcharging and short-circuit. To ...

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Nanowires could make lithium ion batteries safer

26-Apr-2018

From cell phones and laptops to electric vehicles, lithium-ion batteries are the power source that fuels everyday life. But in recent years, they have also drawn attention for catching fire. In an effort to develop a safer battery, scientists report that the addition of nanowires can not only ...

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New sodium-ion electrolyte may find use in solid-state batteries

11-Apr-2018

A newly discovered structure of a sodium-based material allows the materials to be used as an electrolyte in solid-state batteries, according to researchers from Penn State and Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL). The team is fine-tuning the material using an iterative design approach ...

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Charging ahead to higher energy batteries

26-Feb-2018

Researchers have developed a new way to improve lithium ion battery efficiency. Through the growth of a cubic crystal layer, the scientists have created a thin and dense connecting layer between the electrodes of the battery. Professor Nobuyuki Zettsu from the Center for Energy and Environmental ...

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Atomic Design by Water

How geometric structures at surfaces can be formed with atomic precision by water

26-Feb-2018

A central element in such diverse technological problems as corrosion protection, battery materials or hydrogen production via electrolysis or fuel cells is the contact between two conducting elements – the electrolyte and the solid electrode at which a voltage is applied. Despite its importance ...

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Highly stretchable aqueous batteries developed

30-Jan-2018

The current development of stretchable battery materials that mimic the functions of nature has emerged as a highly interesting research area, necessary for the next wave of wearable electronics. A recent study, affiliated with UNIST has presented a bioinspired Jabuticaba-like hybrid ...

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A water-based, rechargeable battery

Inexpensive and stable

11-Jan-2018

Water could form the basis for future, particularly inexpensive rechargeable batteries. Empa researchers have succeeded in doubling the electrochemical stability of water with a special saline solution. This takes us one step closer to using the technology commercially. In the quest to find ...

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Batteries with better performance and improved safety

28-Nov-2017

Phones, laptops, electric cars - batteries are everywhere. And to meet the expectations of today's consumers, these batteries are increasin­gly lighter, more powerful and designed to last longer. Currently the core technology for these applications is lithium ion batteries. But the technology is ...

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A gel that does not break or dry out

13-Nov-2017

Researchers have developed a highly robust gel that includes large amounts of ionic liquid. The research team was led by Professor Matsuyama Hideto and Assistant Professor Kamio Eiji (Kobe University Graduate School of Science, Center for Membrane and Film Technology). Ionic liquid is a substance ...

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