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, […]

Tesla installing world’s largest battery at South Australian wind farm

Tesla and the South Australian government have partnered to demonstrate energy-storage technology by installing the world’s largest lithium-ion battery on the Neoen Hornsdale Wind Farm. Elon Musk’s pledge to build the world’s largest lithium ion battery within 100 days or it will be free seems too good to be true, but is it? Tesla has […]

Why Samsung’s Note 7 crisis could soon assist in solving the problem of poor battery life

The recall could provide researchers with a huge batch of potentially faulty batteries that could be tested to improve battery technology in the years ahead Most accidents caused by smartphones are caused by distracted drivers or pedestrians. But a phone that bursts into flames – as Samsung’s Galaxy Note 7s have been doing – comes […]

Using Hydrogen To Enhance Lithium Ion Batteries

Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory scientists have found that lithium ion batteries operate longer and faster when their electrodes are treated with hydrogen. Lithium ion batteries (LIBs) are a class of rechargeable battery types in which lithium ions move from the negative electrode to the positive electrode during discharge and back when charging. The growing demand […]