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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

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

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

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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

  • Stabilizing sulfur cathode by single Li-ion channel polymer binder

    The growing demands on the high-performance energy-storage system for emerging technologies such as electric vehicles and artificial intelligence drive the development of high-performance batteries. As a promising candidate of next-generation batteries, Li-S batteries have been drawn much attention more

  • Volkswagen and BASF honour battery researcher

    This year’s international Science Award Electrochemistry was presented to Dr Kimberly See of the California Institute of Technology (Pasadena, California, USA). She was honoured at the Science Award Electrochemistry & Science Dialogue held in Wolfsburg’s Autostadt. The award has been presented seven more

  • Go with the flow: Scientists design new grid batteries for renewable energy

    How do you store renewable energy so it's there when you need it, even when the sun isn't shining or the wind isn't blowing? Giant batteries designed for the electrical grid - called flow batteries, which store electricity in tanks of liquid electrolyte - could be the answer, but so far utilities ha 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 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

  • 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

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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