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Battery Science – News and Features

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Paper-Thin, Biodegradable Zinc Batteries Developed

Scientists have developed paper-thin biodegradable zinc batteries that could one day become an environmentally sustainable option for powering flexible and wearable electronic systems.
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Stable Alternative to Lithium-Ion Batteries Created Using Sodium-Based Material

Researchers have created a new sodium-based battery material that is highly stable, capable of recharging as quickly as a traditional lithium-ion battery, paving the way toward delivering more energy than current battery technologies.
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Addressing the Influx of Spent EV Batteries

As electric vehicle production revs up across the globe, the number of retired lithium-ion batteries will also increase and unlike traditional lead-acid car batteries, lithium-ion batteries are difficult to dispose of. A new study has identified ways to sustainably managing the influx.
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Tree-Derived Material Could Create Better, Safer Batteries

A research team has developed a new material for use in solid-state batteries that is derived from trees.
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Food Waste Could Be Converted Into Rechargeable Batteries

What do apple cores, spent grain, and walnut shells have in common? They could one day be used to power a data center.
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Designing Better Batteries for Grid-Scale Energy Storage

Molten sodium batteries have been used for many years to store energy from renewable sources, such as solar panels and wind turbines. Now, researchers have designed a new class of molten sodium batteries for grid-scale energy storage.
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Critical Challenge Solved in Battery Recycling

Researchers have developed a new method using ultrasonic waves to recycle electric vehicle batteries.
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Bacteria That Respires Rust Could Help To Protect the Environment From Toxic Metal

Researchers show how microbes stand up to a toxic metal, opening the door for applications in recycling and remediation.
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Bringing Speed and Simplicity to SEM-EDS Analysis

While many researchers combine scanning electron microscopy (SEM) with energy dispersive X-ray spectroscopy (EDS) to examine materials for defects at the micro-scale, the process is often viewed as slow and complex. Fortunately, however, advances in SEM-EDS analysis are bringing a new level of speed and simplicity to failure analysis.
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A Chemical Solution for Battery Developers

A research team at the University of Geneva has published a study in the journal Cell Reports Physical Science containing the strategy for manufacturing solid electrolytes intended for battery developers.
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