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Batteries

Find innovative solutions for design engineering challenges in battery management systems. Discover the latest battery system applications in wearables, autonomous vehicles, and other electronic systems.

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Briefs: Electronics & Computers
Method Tracks What Happens Inside Batteries
The method could be key to designing more efficient batteries for specific uses such as electric cars and airplanes.
This technology charges lithium batteries faster and reduces the risk of device explosions.
Briefs: Electronics & Computers
Flexible, Thin-Film Battery

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...

Products: Semiconductors & ICs
New Products: February 2021 Battery Technology
Board-to-board connectors, supercapacitors, li-ion batteries, and more.
When it comes to the research and development of batteries, modeling and simulation (M&S) provide an efficient and low-cost approach.
Battery reuse systems could be profitable for both electric vehicle companies and grid-scale solar operations.
NASA-funded research by Clemson University scientists could lead to the creation of lighter, faster-charging batteries suitable for powering a spacesuit or even a Mars rover.
Energy is absorbed in the diamond through a process called inelastic scattering, which is used to generate electricity.
A newly developed architected metamaterial has the ability to change shape in a tunable fashion.
Some of the technologies coming from the UT labs include COVID antibody tests, self-watering soil, and the "DRACO" robot.
These nanomaterial strain sensors are ten times more sensitive when measuring minute movements compared to existing technology.
5 Ws: Electronics & Computers
5 Ws of the Screen-Printed Battery
The battery can be used in flexible, stretchable electronics for wearables as well as soft robotics.
A new machine learning algorithm could make smartphones charge faster and increase the time between charges for electric vehicles.

If you're concerned that electric vehicles don't have the reliability to get you where you need to go, Penn State engineers are working on a battery for...

Special Reports: Electronics & Computers
Vehicle Electrification - January 2021

See how Ford, Volkswagen, Cadillac, and other manufacturers are pushing the boundaries of battery & EV design to compete with Tesla in a rapidly growing market, plus learn about the latest EV...

Briefs: Electronics & Computers
Supercapacitor Based on Manganese Oxide
This supercapacitor promises storage, high power, and fast charging.
The technology is inherently safer and more energy-dense than today’s lithium-ion batteries.
The system can recharge the internal battery of devices without invasive surgery or risky penetrative procedures.
Briefs: Electronics & Computers
Pill-Sized Heating Device for Diagnostic Testing
Combined with smartphone technology, the device becomes a portable system that can track, monitor, and diagnose infections.
Membranes that remove salt from water help split sea water into fuel.
The battery could be used for drones, cars, or underwater applications at low temperatures.
Briefs: Sensors/Data Acquisition
Upper Body Robotic Exoskeleton
This lightweight, portable garment is designed for active shoulder and elbow positioning.
Briefs: Materials
Method Tests Microscopic Aeronautical Materials
This process breaks the temperature barrier in small-scale materials testing.
A new process can turn bulk quantities of just about any carbon source into valuable graphene flakes.
Articles: Test & Measurement
Products of Tomorrow: December 2020
Robotic exoskeletons, a breath-test for cancer, and plastic-eating enzymes are Products of Tomorrow.
With PrintIC technology, sensors, actuators, energy supplies, and ICs can be printed on the same substrate, avoiding assembly cost.

Researchers in the Battery and Energy Storage Technology Center at Penn State University are searching for a reliable, quick-charging, cold-weather battery for automobiles. They...

A new lithium-based electrolyte invented by Stanford University scientists could pave the way for the next generation of battery-powered electric vehicles (EVs). Their electrolyte...

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