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Researchers build nonflammable lithium ion battery

In studying a material that prevents marine life from sticking to the bottom of ships, researchers have identified a surprising replacement for the only...

Batteries benefit from disordered materials

Lithium batteries, with their exceptional ability to store power per a given weight, have been a major focus of research to enable use in...

No plan B if smartphone metal supply dries up

Many of the metals needed to feed the surging global demand for high-tech products, from smart phones to solar panels, cannot be replaced, leaving...

Pressure Cooking to Improve Electric Car Batteries

Batteries that power electric cars have problems. They take a long time to charge. The charge doesn’t hold long enough to drive long distances....

Scientists Invent Self-healing Battery Electrode

Researchers have made the first battery electrode that heals itself, opening a new and potentially commercially viable path for making the next generation of...

An unconventional car: no engine, no transmission, no differential

This car has no engine, no transmission and no differential. It weighs half as much as a conventional car. Each of its four wheels...

Better batteries through biology?

Lithium-air batteries have become a hot research area in recent years: They hold the promise of drastically increasing power per battery weight, which could...

New high-performance lithium-ion battery ‘top candidate’ for electric cars

Scientists are reporting development of an advanced lithium-ion battery that is ideal for powering the electric vehicles now making their way into dealer showrooms. The new battery can store large amounts of energy in a small space and has a high ra...

ORNL scientists reveal battery behavior at the nanoscale

OAK RIDGE, Tenn., Sept. 14, 2010 -- As industries and consumers increasingly seek improved battery power sources, cutting-edge microscopy performed at the Department of Energy's Oak Ridge National Laboratory is providing an unprecedented perspective...

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