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.
March 4th, 2016 | by April Gocha, PhD
A new study by researchers at the University of Wisconsin–Madison and the University of Minnesota shows that nanoparticles of lithium battery catalyst nickel manganese cobalt oxide may harm important bacteria that reside in the soil and have untold environmental consequences.
June 11th, 2014 | by Eileen De Guire
Researchers have experimentally shown that lithium cobalt oxide (LiCoO2)—the MVP of electrochemical energy storage—can be controlled over a “considerable” range
March 26th, 2013 | by Eileen De Guire
Graphene-coated ribbons of vanadium oxide, seen in a scanning electron microscope image, show promise as electrode for lithium-ion batteries, according …