January 5th, 2018 | by April Gocha
NGK Spark Plugs, the Japanese company that leads the global spark plug market, is turning its focus away from its namesake product and instead concentrating its efforts to develop solid-state batteries for electric vehicles.
November 28th, 2017 | by April Gocha
Electric car maker Fisker has plans to use a new solid-state battery technology to drive its electric vehicles to offer vast improvements over driving range, charging time, energy density, and battery cost.
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.
May 24th, 2017 | by April Gocha
First significant examples of optical crystallography for nanomaterials, lithium oxide on tokamak walls can improve plasma performance, and other materials stories that may be of interest for May 24, 2017.
May 10th, 2017 | by April Gocha
Stenciling with atoms in 2-D materials possible, sodium and magnesium to replace lithium in batteries, and other materials stories that may be of interest for May 10, 2017.
May 3rd, 2017 | by April Gocha
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.
March 7th, 2017 | by April Gocha
A team of researchers at the University of Texas at Austin is trying to revolutionize the battery world with a new and improved all-solid-state sodium-ion battery that has three times higher energy density than today’s lithium-ions.
January 17th, 2017 | by April Gocha
Researchers at the University of Maryland have designed a way to insert an ultrathin layer of aluminum oxide in between a garnet ceramic electrolyte and electrodes of solid-state batteries, decreasing impedance by 300-fold and allowing the energy to flow.
January 11th, 2017 | by April Gocha
Nano-chimneys can cool circuits, three-layer nanoparticle catalysts improve zinc-air batteries, and other materials stories that may be of interest for January 11, 2017.
December 28th, 2016 | by April Gocha
Nano-modified aerospace composites from carbon nanotubes, bacteria-powered battery built from a single sheet of paper, and other materials stories that may be of interest for December 28, 2017.