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Battery Science – News and Features

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Battery Breakthrough Could Allow Electric Cars To Go 1,000 km on Single Charge

Micro silicon particles and gel polymer electrolytes have been combined to create an energy-dense battery that could enable electric cars to travel 1,000 km on a single charge.
An orange and black battery on a red background.

Chemists Decipher Reaction Process That Could Improve Lithium-Sulfur Batteries

Researchers have taken steps toward understanding the sulfur reduction reaction, which could improve the safety and lifespan of lithium-sulfur batteries.
An electric car, plugged in to charge.

New Battery Chemistry for Fast Charging Capabilities

In the search for better electric vehicle batteries, researchers have discovered adding electrolytes to lithium batteries enhances their functionality.
An electric car charging port.

Fast-Charging Lithium Battery Seeks To Eliminate “Range Anxiety”

A team in Cornell Engineering created a new lithium battery that can charge in under five minutes – faster than any such battery on the market – while maintaining stable performance over extended cycles of charging and discharging.
An illustration showing lithium ions (in pink) entering the layered cathode material structure.

Cobalt-Free Batteries Could Power the Next Generation of Electric Vehicles

A new battery cathode material could provide a more sustainable option for powering the next generation of electric cars.
LED Battery.

Researchers Generate Next-Generation, Cobalt-Free Batteries

Researchers in ACS Central Science report evaluating an earth-abundant, carbon-based cathode material that could replace cobalt and other scarce and toxic metals without sacrificing lithium-ion battery performance.
An orange and black battery stood on its end.

New Solid State Battery Charges in Minutes, Lasts for Thousands of Cycles

A new lithium battery can be charged and discharged over 6000 times, and is recharged in a matter of minutes, offering new understanding of the potential of solid-state lithium batteries.
A hydrogen battery-powered car is plugged in to charge.

New Material Allows for Better Hydrogen-Based Batteries and Fuel Cells

A new material can transport hydride ions at room temperature, allowing for safer, more efficient solid-state hydrogen-based batteries and fuel cells.
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Discovering the Future of Batteries in Space and Aeronautics With Brianne DeMattia

Technology Networks invited Brianne DeMattia, research electrical engineer at NASA Glenn Research Center to an Ask Me Anything session to answer your questions about the future of battery research.
Someone holding out their palm filled with salt.

Sodium-Ion Batteries: Resource-Efficient and Climate-Friendly

Researchers from Chalmers University of Technology, Sweden, show that sodium-ion batteries have an equivalent climate impact as their lithium-ion counterparts – without the risk of running out of raw materials.