Keyword: Electrolytes

Briefs: Energy
Vanillin is converted into a redox-active electrolyte material for liquid batteries.
Briefs: Materials

An ultra-sensitive heat sensor was developed that is based on the fact that certain materials are thermoelectric. The electrons in a thermoelectric material move from the cold side to the...

Briefs: Energy
The method enhances the battery's safety while it is being used, without opening the battery cell.
Briefs: Energy
The battery is smaller than a traditional lithium-ion battery due to the elimination of dendrites.
Briefs: Energy
A new design could extend the shelf-life of single-use metal-air batteries for electric vehicles, off-grid storage, and other applications.
Briefs: Energy
A new anode for aqueous batteries uses seawater as an electrolyte.
Briefs: Energy
The approach could advance the potential of high-powered, solid-electrolyte lithium batteries.
Briefs: Test & Measurement
The technology could help improve the reliability and performance of lithium-ion batteries.
Briefs: Energy
A new anode for aqueous batteries uses seawater as an electrolyte.
Briefs: Energy
The technology could be key to lighter, less expensive, and long-lasting batteries for future electric vehicles.
Articles: Materials
A new generation of lithium-ion batteries is poised to improve electric vehicle range and affordability.
Articles: Imaging
Brookhaven National Laboratory scientists have identified the primary cause of failure in a state-of-the-art lithium-metal battery.
Briefs: Energy
Solid-state batteries offer a higher level of safety and potentially longer life than lithium-ion batteries.
Briefs: Green Design & Manufacturing
This portable method could enable hospitals to make their own supply of the disinfectant on demand and at lower cost.
Briefs: Electronics & Computers
New cell chemistry utilizes less costly and more abundant materials than lithium-ion batteries.
Articles: Electronics & Computers
A disruptive manufacturing technology now offers reduced manufacturing costs and improved volumetric energy density in all-solid cells.
Briefs: Electronics & Computers
The alloy could influence the way energy storage devices are designed and manufactured.
Briefs: Energy

Computers or smartphones with folding screens, smart clothing, and wearable sensors all require an energy source, which is usually a lithium-ion battery. These are typically heavy and rigid, making them...

Articles: Energy
Inficon’s lithium-ion battery cell test can detect a leak many times smaller than current methods identify.
Briefs: Energy
The method could be key to designing more efficient batteries for specific uses such as electric cars and airplanes.
Briefs: Electronics & Computers
The device brings lithium metal batteries one step closer to commercial viability.
Briefs: Materials
A “butter-like” interlayer material boosts current density and increases safety.
Briefs: Energy
Drop-in replacements for lithium ion batteries would not pose a fire danger.
Briefs: Energy
Lithium batteries made using this electrode type could be much safer than typical lithium metal-based batteries.
Briefs: Energy
The battery design increases the number of possible cycles from tens to more than 100 with little degradation.
Briefs: Nanotechnology
Using ceramic material and graphene, the toughness of solid-state lithium-ion batteries can be doubled.
Briefs: Electronics & Computers
A combination of additives shows promise for boosting battery performance in very cold or hot weather.
Articles: Internet of Things
Semi-Liquid Metal Anode for Next-Generation Batteries

Researchers from Carnegie Mellon University have developed a semi-liquid lithium metal-based anode. Lithium batteries made using this new...

Briefs: Sensors/Data Acquisition

Interstitial fluid is clear, colorless, and similar to blood plasma. Continual sampling of important biomarkers in interstitial fluid could help monitor and diagnose many diseases and...