Thickened battery electrodes pave the way for fast-charging EVs

30 September, 2022

A new, thickened electrode made up of vertically stacked layers that allows for easier transport of lithium ions could one day help electric vehicles charge faster.

Tool developed to study degradation of all-solid-state batteries

29 September, 2022

Scientists have shown that electrochemical impedance spectroscopy can be used as a non-destructive method to study the degradation mechanisms of all-solid-state lithium metal batteries.

Accurate solar material energy levels lead to better devices

21 September, 2022

Researchers have discovered that precisely determining the energy levels of different solar materials leads to high-performance devices.

Hybrid electrolyte developed for more efficient Li-ion batteries

21 September, 2022

Researchers have developed a method to increase the ionic conductivity and lithium-ion transport of photo-cross-linked polymer with hexagonal arranged porous film hybrids.

Battery recycling project takes Li-ion batteries to new frontiers

15 September, 2022

The LiBinfinity project aims to establish a holistic concept for lithium-ion battery recycling, using an advanced mechanico-hydrometallurgical process.

New materials to boost stability of perovskite solar cells

14 September, 2022

A team of researchers from Lithuania have synthesised the materials that were used for constructing a solar cell module, with an efficiency of 21.4%.

Diamond quantum sensors used to extend EV driving range

09 September, 2022

A diamond quantum sensor-based detection technique has been developed to accurately estimate battery charge and extend driving range for electric vehicles.

Batteries not required: self-powered wearable monitors health

01 September, 2022

Researchers have invented a self-powered, wireless wearable device that can monitor a user's pulse and wirelessly communicate with a nearby smartphone or tablet.

Using perovskite–silicon tandem solar cells to improve efficiency

30 August, 2022

Researchers have discovered that reordering the layers in solar-cell modules can help improve efficiency.

Battery generates electricity from air moisture

23 August, 2022

Using sea salt as a sustainable moisture absorbent, researchers have developed a rechargeable fabric-like battery that provides higher electrical output than conventional AA batteries.

Biofilm generates continuous electricity from sweat

17 August, 2022

Researchers have engineered a bacterial biofilm that can produce continuous electricity from sweat; a discovery that could revolutionise wearable electronics.

A faster-charging hydrogen fuel cell

17 August, 2022

Researchers have developed a new technique to accelerate the charging of solid-state hydrogen fuel cells.

Amping up Li-ion battery performance with black glass

17 August, 2022

Scientists have developed black glasses grafted with silicon microparticles as negative electrode material to improve lithium-ion battery performance.

Researchers improve efficiency of organic solar cells by 10%

12 August, 2022

Researchers have developed a process to improve organic solar cell electrical conductivity by 20 times and photoelectric conversion efficiency by 10% at room temperature.

Old solar panels upcycled into thermoelectric material

10 August, 2022

Scientists turned old solar panels into a high-performance, energy-harvesting thermoelectric material that harvests heat and converts it into electricity.

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