Power > Batteries

Faster production for battery electrodes

12 August, 2019

KIT researchers have produced electrodes for lithium-ion batteries at what they claim to be record speed, while also improving the quality of the electrodes and reducing production costs.


Sodium-ion batteries can be made using copper sulfide

02 August, 2019

Korean researchers have developed a new strategy for extending sodium-ion batteries' cyclability, using copper sulfide as the electrode material.


Inductive charging could shorten your phone's lifespan

16 July, 2019

The use of inductive charging, while highly convenient, risks depleting the life of mobile phones using typical lithium-ion batteries.


How do you prevent fracture in solid-state batteries?

15 July, 2019

Researchers used X-ray computed tomography to visualise in real time how cracks form near the edges of interfaces between materials in solid-state batteries.


New battery design for the 5G world

09 July, 2019

A newly created formula more than doubles the energy a battery can carry without changing the weight, according to its designers.


Textile Lithium Battery offers high energy density and flexibility

05 June, 2019

Hong Kong researchers have developed a 'Textile Lithium Battery' that offers a stable, durable and safe energy supply for wearable electronics.


Graphene-based battery devices generate their own power

02 May, 2019

Due to its excellent electrical conductivity and light and thin characteristics, single-layer graphene film is ideal for electronics that require batteries.


High energy density achieved in all-solid-state batteries

04 April, 2019

Japanese researchers have developed a new complex hydride lithium superionic conductor that could result in all-solid-state batteries with the highest energy density to date.


Grant to accelerate lithium-oxygen battery research

05 February, 2019

The US National Science Foundation has awarded a US$219,312, two-year grant to push forward research into cutting-edge lithium-oxygen batteries.


Shape-conformable batteries based on 3D printing technology

16 January, 2019

Researchers have successfully manufactured various kinds of battery shapes — such as ring-type, H-shape and U-shape — using 3D printing technology.


Design developed for aluminium-ion batteries

07 December, 2018

Scientists demonstrated a strategy for designing active materials for rechargeable aluminium-ion batteries, bringing us closer to making the science behind the technology work.


New electrolyte could be key to aluminium batteries

20 November, 2018

The development of the electrolyte marks one step towards improving aluminium battery technology and making it suitable for commercial use.


How to power wearables without sacrificing energy density

04 October, 2018

Powering wearable sensors without wires calls for pliable batteries that can adapt to the specific material and deliver the power the system requires.


Four-electron conversion achieved in lithium-air batteries

07 September, 2018

Chemists have resolved two of the most challenging issues surrounding lithium-oxygen batteries — and in the process created a battery with near 100% coulombic efficiency.


Campoona graphite shows promise in full-cell Li-ion batteries

30 August, 2018

Archer Exploration has collaborated with UNSW on the development of full-cell lithium-ion batteries, made with graphite from its mine in Campoona, South Australia.


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