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Enhancing batteries and fuel cells with dispersibility estimation

05 September, 2023

Researchers have developed a new approach to evaluate the dispersibility of carbon slurries, a key factor in the production of battery electrodes.


True shape of lithium revealed

01 September, 2023 by Wayne Lewis, UCLA

Fundamental discovery and new technique could lead to better, safer rechargeable batteries.


Suppressing lithium plating in batteries for fast-charging EVs

31 August, 2023

A new way to prevent lithium plating in electric vehicle (EV) batteries could lead to faster charging times, according to researchers from the UK.


Transparent thin-film solar cell developed with flexible substrate

30 August, 2023

Researchers have developed a transparent thin-film solar cell on a flexible substrate that displays various reflective colours without reducing solar cell efficiency.


Framework developed to guide electrolyte design for batteries

30 August, 2023

Researchers have developed a framework that can guide the design of electrolytes for advanced batteries.


Generating electricity from MCH using solid oxide fuel cells

30 August, 2023

Researchers from Waseda University in Japan have successfully generated electricity from methylcyclohexane (MCH) using solid oxide fuel cells.


Saline-powered ultrathin battery developed for smart contact lenses

25 August, 2023

Scientists have developed a flexible battery as thin as a human cornea, which stores electricity when it is immersed in saline and could power smart contact lenses.


Zinc-air batteries: a cheaper, safer alternative to Li-ion

24 August, 2023

A study by Edith Cowan University has found that zinc-air batteries are a promising alternative to Li-ion batteries, due to their high theoretical energy density and environmental friendliness.


Breakthrough for silicon-perovskite tandem solar cell efficiency

23 August, 2023

New research has shown how interfaces between perovskite layers and silicon cells in tandem solar cells can be modified to improve performance and efficiency.


New tech boosts development of carbon-capturing batteries

23 August, 2023

Batteries that can capture harmful emissions could be right around the corner, thanks to a system that advances the development of catalysts for lithium-CO2 (Li-CO2) batteries.


Chloride ions from seawater could power green batteries

17 August, 2023

A study has explored the viability of using seawater green batteries to store renewable energy, with the development of a new chloride-ion based redox chemistry.


Aluminium foil boosts development of Li-ion batteries

11 August, 2023 by Catherine Barzler

Researchers from Georgia Institute of Technology have used aluminium foil to create batteries with higher energy density and greater stability.


New charging tech to turn e-cars into batteries on wheels

11 August, 2023

To ensure that two-way charging can be used on a broad scale, a team of researchers have launched a project that aims to develop semiconductor, device and system technologies for 800 V batteries.


Solar batteries: new material absorbs light, stores energy

09 August, 2023

Researchers have explored the design characteristics of a solar battery made from a material based on 2D carbon nitride, as it is non-toxic and easily synthesised.


Making batteries work without external pressure

09 August, 2023 by Daniel Kane, University of California San Diego Jacobs School of Engineering

A team of researchers has engineered a new material that could be used to create lithium batteries that work with zero external pressure.


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