September 1st, 2017 | by Faye Oney
Our workouts may eventually serve a dual purpose—getting us in shape and powering our devices. Researchers developed a flexible biofuel cell for wearable devices that can power an LED and a Bluetooth radio, using sweat as a power source.
July 28th, 2017 | by April Gocha, PhD
A lithium-ion battery research review by Rice University scientists stacks up cathode, anode, and electrolyte materials against one another, focusing on how batteries perform across a wide temperature range.
May 12th, 2017 | by Faye Oney
Electroplating may soon be the newest process to manufacture lithium-ion batteries. Researchers have devised a method to eliminate inactive materials in lithium cathodes, resulting in batteries that are 30% more powerful and less expensive.
May 3rd, 2017 | by April Gocha, PhD
Researchers at the University of California, Riverside, have devised a technique to convert recycled glass bottles into nanosilicon anodes for next-gen lithium-ion batteries with the capacity to store almost four times as much energy as conventional anodes.
November 2nd, 2016 | by April Gocha, PhD
Study explains graphene's strength gap, flexible solar cells for any surface, and other materials stories that may be of interest for November 2, 2016.
September 5th, 2014 | by Jessica McMathis
The recycled rubber we so readily discard—some 290 million tires each year—could someday provide electricity to our electric vehicles or store solar or wind energy.
September 28th, 2011 | by Eileen De Guire
Mesoporous titania-bronze microspheres show promise as lithium-ion battery anodes. Credit: M. Paranthaman; ORNL Conceptually, lithium-ion batteries are simple devices comprising …
June 23rd, 2011 | by firstname.lastname@example.org
Regents professor Meilin Liu (right) and postdoctoral researcher Mingfei Liu examine a button fuel cell used to evaluate a new …