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Battery Science – News and Features

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New Insights Into All-Solid-State Battery Degradation

New findings reveal how degradation of all-solid-state batteries occurs at the cathode under low-pressure operation. Providing clues to accelerate commercialization of all-solid-state batteries.
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A First Look Inside Li-Ion Batteries

New technique developed by researchers at McGill and UQAM offers unprecedented view inside lithium-ion batteries, potentially leading to dramatically faster charging times for EVs, computers, and phones.
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Greener Solution Powers New Method for Lithium-Ion Battery Recycling

Used lithium-ion batteries from cell phones, laptops and a growing number of electric vehicles are piling up, but options for recycling them remain limited mostly to burning or chemically dissolving shredded batteries.
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Common Cosmetic Ingredient Helps Protect Batteries From Early Failure

A common ingredient in cosmetics – xanthan gum – has been harnessed to create a protective shield for battery electrodes, helping protect them from early failure.
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“Cooperative” Behavior in Electrolytes Can Significantly Boost Battery Performance

"Cooperative” behavior between complex mixtures in battery electrolytes could provide a new blueprint for future battery design, enabling the wider development of multivalent batteries.
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Template for Success: Shaping Hard Carbon Electrodes for Next-Generation Batteries

Although Lithium-ion batteries (LIBs) deliver the best performance in many aspects when compared to other rechargeable batteries, they have their fair share of disadvantages.
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Scientists Study Soap To Develop Longer Lasting Batteries

Researchers found that one of the most promising electrolytes for designing longer lasting lithium batteries has complex nanostructures that act like micelle structures do in soaped water.
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What Is the Battery of the Future Made Of?

The Empa research group is researching innovative materials for the batteries of tomorrow. Whether it's fast-charging electric cars or low-cost stationary storage, there's a promising material or a novel manufacturing process for every application.
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Researchers Develop Autonomous Electrochemistry Robot

Researchers have developed an automated laboratory robot to run complex electrochemical experiments and analyze data, reducing the effort and time needed for electrochemical studies.
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Researchers Create Breakthrough New Solid-State Electrolyte

Researchers have announced a breakthrough in the field of next-generation solid-state batteries. Their findings may enable the creation of solid-state electrolyte batteries.
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