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Battery Science – News and Features

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New Spectromicroscopy Method Paves Way for Better Study of Energy Materials

A new method in spectromicroscopy significantly improves the study of chemical reactions at the nanoscale, both on surfaces and inside layered materials.
An outline of a battery lit up.

Researchers Solve Mysterious Performance Decline in Promising Cathode Material

Scientists have discovered the culprit behind the performance fade in nickel-rich cathodes for lithium-ion batteries. The team’s new analysis method was key to the discovery.
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Moving Toward Clean Energy Solutions With Battery Technology

This article will discuss the possibilities and challenges that lie ahead in battery technology, and how working together with other industry experts can carve a path forward in creating sustainable battery solutions.
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Iron Could Be Key to Cheaper, Greener Lithium-Ion Batteries

A collaboration co-led by an Oregon State University chemistry researcher is hoping to spark a green battery revolution by showing that iron instead of cobalt and nickel can be used as a cathode material in lithium-ion batteries.
A schematic about the Na-CO2 battery.

New Carbon-Capture Batteries Store Renewable Energy, Help Climate

Researchers at the Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory are developing battery technologies to fight climate change in two ways, by expanding the use of renewable energy and capturing airborne carbon dioxide.
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Enhancing EV Efficiency With Battery Purity

EV battery performance is becoming ever more crucial as the EV market rapidly evolves. In this article, Anoop Suvarna explains how filtration of materials strengthens the performance of lithium-ion batteries.
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Researchers Develop Inexpensive Technology for Detecting Lead in Water

The chip-scale device could provide sensitive detection of lead levels in drinking water, whose toxicity affects 240 million people worldwide.
The new zinc-lignin battery balanced on a finger of someone wearing purple gloves.

New Zinc Battery Is Eco-friendly and Affordable for Low-Income Countries

A battery made from zinc and lignin that can be used over 8000 times. This has been developed with a vision to provide a cheap and sustainable battery solution for countries where access to electricity is limited.
Close up view of the cathode end of a group of batteries.
Industry Insight

Improving Battery Analysis With Simultaneous Rheology and Impedance Measurements

Sarah Cotts tells us more about the Rheo-Impedance accessory and how it can help overcome limitations with current analysis approaches to improve battery development.

Someone holding four batteries linked together.

Voltage Breakthrough in Quest for Cheaper, Safer Batteries

A QUT-led team of international researchers has made a breakthrough in the development of a type of battery that is much safer and cheaper than the batteries currently charging our smart devices.