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Battery Science – News and Features

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Implantable Sugar-powered Sensor Designed for Long-term Physiological Monitoring

A biofuel cell with electronics has been engineered to process physiological and biochemical signals with high sensitivity.
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Machine Learning Aids Spectral Interpretations

A research team combined two machine learning techniques to produce data-driven methods for spectral interpretation and prediction that can analyze any spectral data quickly and accurately.
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On-demand Explosions are Helping to Build Better Batteries

A new device allows researchers to make lithium ion (Li-ion) batteries fail on demand, and that’s a crucial step in making them safer.
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Plucking Water out of Thin Air

Researchers are developing a lightweight, battery-powered freshwater harvester that could someday take as much as 10 gallons per hour from the air, even in arid locations.
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Major Limitation of All-Solid-State Batteries Addressed

Scientists have addressed a major disadvantage of all-solid-state batteries by developing ones with a low resistance at their electrode/solid electrolyte interface which has potential to revolutionize portable electronics.
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Novel Material Could Improve Battery Performance

Researchers have identified a group of materials that could be used to make even higher power batteries.
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Structural Advances May Improve Solid-State Batteries

A newly discovered structure of a sodium-based material allows the materials to be used as an electrolyte in solid-state batteries. The team is fine-tuning the material using an iterative design approach that they hope will shave years off the time from research to everyday use.
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Mapping Nanoscale Chemical Reactions Inside Batteries in 3-D

Researchers have developed a new technique that lets them pinpoint the location of chemical reactions happening inside lithium-ion batteries in three dimensions at the nanoscale level.
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Raman Spectroscopy Helps Battery Research

Power generation is shifting from traditional to less predictable renewable sources.
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Progress Towards Better Lithium-Ion Battery Interfaces

Scientists have identified a major obstacle to advancing solid-state lithium-ion battery performance in small electronics: the flow of lithium ions across battery interfaces. The work used pulsed laser deposition and X-ray photo-electron spectroscopy combined with electrochemical techniques.
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