The search for advanced materials that can take battery technology to the next level has led scientists to some imaginative places, including designs inspired by the human spine and others that fashion key components into nanochain structures. Another example concerns an element we’re producing too much of in carbon dioxide,
Electric vehicles and most electronic devices, such as cell phones and laptop computers, are powered by lithium-ion batteries. Until now, manufacturers have had to design their devices around the size and shape of commercially available batteries. But researchers have developed a new method to 3-D print lithium-ion batteries in virtually
Everybody knows the world's got a serious carbon dioxide problem, but an ingenious and potentially cost-effective way of dealing with our surplus CO2 could provide the means of tomorrow's battery technology.For years scientists have looked at ways of capturing carbon and storing it underground or even potentially in the ocean.
Chemists have reported on an important breakthrough on the path towards creating a rechargeable lithium-oxygen battery. This is a challenging issue with energy technology.Researchers from the University of Waterloo are edging closer to creating a working battery that has near 100 per cent coulombic efficiency. In a new study, the
With the help of exoelectrogens, researchers are moving forward with their plans to fully develop a paper battery that stores energy for up to four months. Perhaps in the ultimate nod to low cost and sustainable energy derivatives, a team of researchers from the State University of New York, Binghamton have