We touched the other day on Toyota’s thinking about electric car batteries. And how it was developing solid-state batteries as opposed to liquid lithium ion.
The possibility of magnesium batteries has tantalized scientists for over a decade. Because magnesium has greater energy density than lithium
We have been concerned for a while how dendrites spread through high-density batteries. Because as the crystalline finger-like growths reach out, they can short circuit components.
The Smithsonian Institute believes battery research is at a tipping point. “The world is waiting on a battery breakthrough,” they say.
The Massachusetts Institute of Technology has a reputation for innovative, dare we say disruptive technology. MIT researchers appear to have come up with affordable storage batteries
Brussels, Belgium is the administrative heart of the European Union. Consequently, it has inspired some remarkable projects between independent member nations.
Lithium batteries are still the best choice for small devices, but they have their limitations. Batteries degrade from the moment we first use them.
The US Government spent $760 million on its Argonne National Laboratory in 2016. Argonne channeled some of these funds to universities for academic work.
Scientists at DOE Argonne have been attempting to resolve lithium-metal electrode problems since October 2008. Yet they are still only 8% along the road
Battery fade, whereby battery capacity shrinks over time, has proven to be a tricky problem for battery science to solve.