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Will our sweat someday power our electronic devices?

By Faye Oney / September 1, 2017

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.

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How do ceramics compare? Comprehensive review stacks up recent lithium-ion battery research

By April Gocha / July 28, 2017

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.

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Electroplating lithium-ion battery cathodes could yield higher-performing batteries

By Faye Oney / May 12, 2017

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.

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Video: Recycling glass bottles to build better batteries

By April Gocha / May 3, 2017

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.

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Other materials stories that may be of interest

By April Gocha / November 2, 2016

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.

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Old tires find new purpose by helping build better anode for Li-ion batteries

By Jessica McMathis / September 5, 2014

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.

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Two new candidates for the lithium-ion battery anode job

By Eileen De Guire / September 28, 2011

Mesoporous titania-bronze microspheres show promise as lithium-ion battery anodes. Credit: M. Paranthaman; ORNL Conceptually, lithium-ion batteries are simple devices comprising the anode, cathode and electrolyte. The anode’s job is to grab and stash lithium ions as fast as it can and to give them up speedily when current is drawn off through the cathode. The…

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New barium oxide/nickel interface demonstrated for self-cleaning, lower temp SOFC anode

By / June 23, 2011

Regents professor Meilin Liu (right) and postdoctoral researcher Mingfei Liu examine a button fuel cell used to evaluate a new self-cleaning anode material based on barium oxide. The self-cleaning technique could allow fuel cells to be powered by coal gas. Credit: Georgia Tech Photo, Gary Meek. The nation’s energy spotlight has drifted away from solid…

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