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Battery Science – News and Features

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New Sodium Battery Capable of Rapid Charging in Just a Few Seconds

A high-energy, high-power hybrid sodium-ion battery capable of rapid charging has been developed by researchers.
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Chemists Invent a More Efficient Way To Extract Lithium From Industrial Waste

Chemists at the Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory have invented a more efficient way to extract lithium from waste liquids leached from mining sites, oil fields and used batteries.
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New Materials Discovered for Safe, High-Performance Solid-State Lithium-Ion Batteries

Scientists have discovered a stable and highly conductive lithium-ion conductor for use as solid electrolytes for solid-state lithium-ion batteries.
Guidelines for the design of intercalated materials.

Physics-Based Predictive Tool To Speed Up Battery and Superconductor Research

Researchers have devised a straightforward equation that correctly predicts the stability of intercalated materials. The systematic design guidelines will speed up the development of upcoming high-performance electronics and energy-storage devices.
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New All-Liquid Iron Flow Battery for Grid Energy Storage

A commonplace chemical used in water treatment facilities has been repurposed for large-scale energy storage in a new battery design by researchers at the Department of Energy’s Pacific Northwest National Laboratory.
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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.