These Rechargeable Batteries Last Longer & Re-charge More Rapidly

Materials researchers at the Swiss Paul Scherrer Institute PSI in Villigen and the ETH Zurich have developed a very simple and cost-effective procedure for significantly enhancing the performance of conventional Li-ion rechargeable batteries. The procedure is scalable in size, so the use of rechargeable batteries will be optimized in all areas of application-whether in wristwatches, […]

Could Bread Mold Build a more efficient Rechargeable Battery?

An artistic rendering of a carbonized fungal biomass-manganese oxide mineral composite (MycMnOx/C) can be applied as a novel electrochemical material in energy storage devices. (Credit: Qianwei Li and Geoffrey Michael Gadd) You probably don’t think much of fungi, and especially those that turn bread moldy, but researchers reporting in the Cell Press journal¬†Current Biology¬†on March […]