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Sila Nanotechnologies Inc., USA

To get to mass market electric vehicles, you have to lower the cost of the battery pack on a dollars per kilowatt-hour ($/kWh) basis. The best way to do this is through higher volumetric energy density, which Sila materials enable. More energy in each cell means fewer cells for the same battery pack more

Battronics AG, Switzerland

At Battronics, we summarize the knowledge, create reports and give detailed seminars about different technologies used in Li-ion batteries. These range from different cathode chemistries up to aging analysis for applications in e.g. electric vehicles. more

Volterion GmbH, Germany

volterion GmbH was founded in 2015 as a spin-off of the Fraunhofer Institute UMSICHT, Oberhausen. The company produces and sells compact-size redox flow batteries for private homes. With the novel energy storage self-generated power from fluctuating renewable energies can be retrieved even in the ni more

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Products Batteries

Battery Half Cells – Simultaneous and Correct Measurments

The Gamry Interface 5000 is a compact, value oriented system designed for research and development of various energy storage and conversion devices. more

News Batteries

  • Nobel Prize for Chemistry 2019 for the development of lithium-ion batteries

    The Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences has decided to award the Nobel Prize in Chemistry 2019 to John B. Goodenough (The University of Texas at Austin, USA), M. Stanley Whittingham (Binghamton University, State University of New York, USA) and Akira Yoshino (Asahi Kasei Corporation, Tokyo, Japan and more

  • A new concept could make more environmentally friendly batteries possible

    A new concept for an aluminium battery has twice the energy density as previous versions, is made of abundant materials, and could lead to reduced production costs and environmental impact. The idea has potential for large scale applications, including storage of solar and wind energy. Researchers f more

  • A battery with a twist

    Markus Niederberger’s team of researchers at ETH has used stretchable materials to develop a battery that can be bent, stretched and twisted. For applications in bendable electronic devices, this is precisely the kind of battery they need. Today’s electronics industry is increasingly focusing on com more

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Videos Batteries

Understanding how Lithium-ion batteries fail

What happens when lithium-ion batteries overheat and explode has been imaged inside and out for the first time by a team led by UCL PhD student Donal Finegan (UCL Chemical Engineering) and Dr Paul Shearing (UCL Chemical Engineering).Understanding how Li-ion batteries fail and potentially cause a ... more

Automated metrology system for Pu 238

Under a collaborative partnership between the NASA and DOE, a new automated measurement system developed ORNL will ensure quality production of plutonium-238 while reducing handling by workers. NASA has funded ORNL and other national laboratories to develop a process that will restore US product ... more

How to Keep Your Phone Battery Charged Longer

The new iPhone is slimmer and faster than ever. But like most new generations of smartphones, its battery has pretty much stayed the same over the years. Short of carrying an external battery all the time, is there any way to extend the life of your smartphone battery? In the latest Reactions ep ... more

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White papers Batteries

  • Battery Cycling

    Lithium Ion is becoming the technology choice for HEV, PHEV, as well as many stationary applications. With such large battery packs it is important to understand how the individual cells and packs will behave in a variety of scenarios. One of the mai more

  • Battery Safety (thermal runaway)

    Lithium ion battery technology offers many advantages in portable power application but one major concern is safety – thermal runaway of the device in both normal and abusive situations. In the following article, it will be shown that by means of adi more

Infographics Batteries

Developing Advanced Lithium Ion Batteries

Today’s graphic takes a look at the research of Kent Griffith (@kentjgriffith), a PhD student from the University of Cambridge who’s currently looking into developing advanced lithium ion batteries to power our phones, laptops, and more. more

Why Lithium-Ion Batteries Catch Fire

In this month’s Periodic Graphics in C&EN, we’re looking at the chemistry behind the recent news stories of lithium-ion batteries in some devices catching fire. You can see the full graphic over on the C&EN site. Also, for more lithium battery chemistry, head over to the recent RealTimeChem Week gra more

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Interstate Batteries

Interstate Batteries Interstate Battery System of America, Inc., a.k.a. Interstate Batteries, is a privately-owned company that markets automotive batteries manufactured by Johnson Controls through nearly 300 independent distributors. The compa ... more

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