January 30th, 2018 | by Faye Oney
Researchers have developed a process to recycle used cathode materials in spent lithium-ion batteries. Their recycling method could lower costs of rechargeable batteries as well as reduce depletion of resources and environmental impact.
January 16th, 2018 | by Faye Oney
By observing lithium ion movement in nanoparticles, researchers have discovered that instead of increasing, they reverse at a certain point. Their discovery could be a breakthrough in faster-charging and longer-lasting batteries.
October 3rd, 2017 | by Faye Oney
Researchers have developed battery anodes made of an asphalt derivative that has the capability of charging lithium metal batteries 10–20 times faster than current lithium batteries already on the market. The material also helps prevent formation of dendrites.
September 12th, 2017 | by Faye Oney
Researchers have uncovered a process to increase the safety of future lithium batteries. By adding nanodiamonds to an electrolyte solution, they were able to prevent dendrite growth, a major cause of lithium battery fires.
June 23rd, 2017 | by Faye Oney
A research group in China has created electrodes for potassium-ion batteries made from rusty stainless steel mesh. The result is an environmentally friendly, stable, and less expensive battery suitable for electronic devices.
May 3rd, 2017 | by April Gocha
Graphene holds up under high pressure, freezing lithium batteries may make them safer and bendable, and other materials stories that may be of interest for May 3, 2017.
February 15th, 2017 | by April Gocha
Using atomic layer deposition to engineer atom-thick oxide semiconductors, research team helps Boeing set up nondestructive evaluation laboratory, and other materials stories that may be of interest for February 15, 2017.
November 2nd, 2016 | by April Gocha
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 14th, 2016 | by April Gocha
3-D graphene is promising for bio applications, fish biowaste converted to piezoelectric energy harvester, and other materials stories that may be of interest for September 14, 2016.
August 24th, 2016 | by April Gocha
New method to purify carbon nanotubes, solid batteries improve safety, and other materials stories that may be of interest for August 24, 2016.