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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.

Question of the Week: Electronics & Computers
Will Our Buildings Store Energy Like Giant Batteries?

Our September issue of Battery Technology highlighted rechargeable cement-based batteries that can be utilized as functional concrete. The achievement from Chalmers University of Technology, according to the battery’s developers, lays the groundwork for entire buildings that could someday...

INSIDER: Green Design & Manufacturing

Molten sodium batteries have been used for many years to store energy from renewable sources, such as solar panels and wind turbines. However, commercially available molten sodium-sulfur...

INSIDER: Electronics & Computers

The demand for clean energy has never been higher, and it has created a global race to develop new technologies as alternatives to fossil fuels. Fuel cells are among the promising green energy...

Facility Focus: Electronics & Computers
Learn about the batteries, skin sensors, flexible antennas, and other cutting-edge research coming from Penn State Engineering.
Briefs: Electronics & Computers
The new battery is degradable, recyclable, non-toxic, and safer than lithium-ion batteries.
Articles: Energy
A new generation of lithium-ion batteries is poised to improve electric vehicle range and affordability.
Briefs: Energy
The membrane prevents dendrite formation, at least doubling the lifetime of a lithium-metal battery.
Products: Electronics & Computers
Lithium batteries, compartment gaskets, chargers, and more.
Articles: Energy
Brookhaven National Laboratory scientists have identified the primary cause of failure in a state-of-the-art lithium-metal battery.
Articles: Communications
Demand for wireless IoT cloud-connected devices is growing rapidly, yet deploying Wi-Fi battery-based products is difficult.
Articles: Electronics & Computers
The Battery Show North America is a forum for advanced battery technology for electric and hybrid vehicles, utility and renewable energy support, portable electronics, medical technology, military, and telecommunications.
Briefs: Nanotechnology
The battery can withstand thousands of charge and discharge cycles and years of storage before being composted.
Articles: Electronics & Computers
An R&D project indirectly leads to potentially greater power density, EV range, and battery life.
Briefs: Energy
An entire 20-story concrete building could store energy like a giant battery.
Briefs: Materials
The rechargeable batteries could be a safer and more environmentally friendly alternative to lithium-ion batteries.
Products: Sensors/Data Acquisition
The SHT40 Smart Gadget comes with a humidity and temperature sensor.
Briefs: Sensors/Data Acquisition
A connection between electricity and mechanical motion in soft, rubber-like materials could improve robot range.
Briefs: Electronics & Computers
This technology can be used for large production volumes such as fuel-cell-powered vehicles.
Briefs: Materials
High-quality coated components can be integrated into complex systems in a sustainable way.
NASA Spinoff: Test & Measurement
NASA’s need to contain hazardous lunar dust led to technology that senses other pollutants.
Briefs: Electronics & Computers
This novel gel-creation method could open applications in water filtration, batteries, and smart windows.
Briefs: Electronics & Computers
A triboelectric generator made of flexible circuit boards creates electricity when the wearer moves.
Briefs: Electronics & Computers
The battery is smaller than a traditional lithium-ion battery due to the elimination of dendrites.
Briefs: Electronics & Computers
By introducing defects to a common material, a highly efficient capacitor offers dramatically increased energy density.
Briefs: Energy
Solid-state batteries offer a higher level of safety and potentially longer life than lithium-ion batteries.
Special Reports: Energy
Power Electronics - August 2021

This compendium of recent articles from the editors of Tech Briefs and Aerospace & Defense Technology looks at the latest advances in power electronics and energy storage for a range of applications...

Blog: Electronics & Computers

While soft robots hold promise in applications ranging from search-and-rescue efforts to wearable exoskeletons, the technologies are often held back by the electronics, says William Grover,...

Blog: Software
A reader asks our expert how to contain a "thermal runaway" explosion in a lithium-ion battery.
Question of the Week: Energy
Will ‘Mass-Less’ Energy Storage Finally Catch On?

A July Tech Brief highlights a “structural battery” from the Chalmers University of Technology that uses carbon fiber as a negative electrode and a lithium iron phosphate-coated aluminum foil as the positive electrode. The battery works as both a power source and as part of the main...

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