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Battery Science – News and Features

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Industry Insight

Revolutionizing EV Battery Production: Silane's Impact on Silicon-Anode Advancements

Technology Networks recently connected with Vincent Pluvinage, CEO of OneD Battery Sciences, and George Schlowsky, president of Koch Modular, to shed light on the advancements of anode technology within the EV battery industry.
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What Heat Can Tell Us About Battery Chemistry: Using the Peltier Effect To Study Lithium-Ion Cells

New research suggests that observing how heat flows in conjunction with electricity can give important insights into battery chemistry.
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Self-Healing Cathode Material Could Make Lithium-Sulfur Batteries a Reality

The new cathode material for lithium-sulfur batteries is healable and highly conductive.
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“Stressed Out” Drone Batteries Could Be Reassigned Less Demanding Jobs

High-stress take-offs can wear out drone batteries quickly, but those batteries may still have use elsewhere.
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New Water Batteries Stay Cool Under Pressure

The team uses water to replace organic electrolytes – which enable the flow of electric current between the positive and negative terminals – meaning their batteries can’t start a fire or blow up – unlike their lithium-ion counterparts.
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Vibrant Blue Pottery Pigments, Now With Less Cobalt

Whether ultramarine, cerulean, Egyptian or cobalt, blue pigments have colored artworks for centuries. Now, seemingly out of the blue, scientists have discovered a new blue pigment that uses less cobalt but still maintains a brilliant shine.
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Charging Forward: How Calorimetry Drives EV Battery Innovation

This article discusses how developers are using calorimetry to inform decision-making surrounding battery design and manufacture, and explores how increasing battery size needs to be supported with larger and more comprehensive testing equipment.
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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.
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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.
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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.