Battery Technology

Read the latest research on everything from new longer life batteries and batteries with viruses to a nano-size battery.
  1. New research shows adding a pinch of chemical additive to a lithium-metal battery's electrolyte helps make rechargeable batteries that are stable, charge quickly, and go longer in between charges than lithium-ion batteries.
  2. An efficient hydrogen storage system has been developed that could be a boon for hydrogen powered vehicles.
  3. By recycling silicon sawdust, researchers have created a high performance anode material.
  4. Chemists predict a better future for these types of batteries, called redox flow batteries. Using a predictive model of molecules and their properties, the team has developed a charge-storing molecule around 1,000 times more stable than current compounds.
  5. A new type of battery shows promise for sustainable, high-power energy storage.It's the world's first battery to use only hydronium ions as the charge carrier.