Lithium

Science Snapshots: Lithium Under Pressure, A 'silver Bullet' For The Conversion Of Carbon Dioxide,...

Researchers at Berkeley Lab's Molecular Foundry have predicted fascinating new properties of lithium; a powerful combination of experiment and theory has revealed atomic-level details about how silver helps transform carbon dioxide gas into a...
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New Argonne Battery Design Offers ​"solid" Advantage

In a new study from the U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE) Argonne National Laboratory, researchers have identified a new boundary layer that emerges between a lithium metal anode and a lithium transition metal oxide (LLZO) electrolyte, potentially...

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This Two-wheeled Rc Car Is Rather Quick

Radio control cars have always been fun, it’s true. With that said, it’s hard to deny that true speed was unlocked when lithium polymer batteries and brushless motors came to the fore. [Gear Down For What?] built himself a speedy RC car...

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Volvo Inks Multi-billion Dollar Battery Deals With Lg Chem And Catl For Evs

Volvo Car Group has inked a massive multi-billion dollar supply deal with the Chinese battery manufacturer, CATL, and Korea’s LG Chem to supply its planned fleet of electric vehicles. The lithium ion batteries from both suppliers will power...
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Audi Touts Fast Charging Capability Of Its Oft-hyped (and Much Delayed) E-tron

While you might have trouble buying one thanks to lithium-ion battery shortage, that's not stopping Audi from promoting the fast charging capabilities of the e-tron. Audi says the e-tron can charge to 80% in as little as a half hour. The post Audi...
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Assessing Battery Performance: Compared To What?

Researchers reviewed the literature on the various methods used around the world to characterize the performance of lithium-ion batteries to provide insight on best practices. Their results may one day lead to more reliably comparable methods for...

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Amazon’s New Blink Xt2 Smart Camera Is Cheaper Than The Original

Amazon has announced the Blink XT2, the follow-up to Blink’s XT camera that was released in late 2016. The Blink XT2 is built with a new chip, which yields a longer two-year battery life via two lithium AA batteries, and enhanced motion detection...
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Tesla Says The World Will Experience Shortages Of Copper

From Frank Holmes: The world is on a path to vast shortages in copper, nickel, lithium and other important minerals that are necessary to build the batteries in electric vehicles. So says Tesla’s global supply manager, according to...
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Machine Set To See If Lithium Can Help Bring Fusion To Earth

Lithium, the light silvery metal used in everything from pharmaceutical applications to batteries that power your smart phone or electric car, could also help harness on Earth the fusion energy that lights the sun and stars. Lithium can maintain the...
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Graphene Sponge Helps Lithium Sulphur Batteries Reach New Potential

To meet the demands of an electric future, new battery technologies will be essential. One option is lithium sulfur batteries, which offer a theoretical energy density more than five times that of lithium ion batteries. Researchers recently unveiled...
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Fluorescence Probe Shows The Distribution Of Active Lithium Species On Lithium Metal Anodes

Batteries with metallic lithium anodes offer enhanced efficiency compared to conventional lithium-ion batteries because of their higher capacity. However, safety concerns and a short lifespan stand in the way. To better analyze the causes of...

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Power Stacker, A Modular Battery Bank

Many of us will own a lithium-ion power pack or two, usually a brick containing a few 18650 cylindrical cells and a 5 V converter for USB charging a cellphone. They’re an extremely useful item to have in your carry-around, for a bit of extra...

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New Technique Produces Longer-lasting Lithium Batteries

Researchers have developed a new method for safely prolonging battery life by inserting a nano-coating of boron nitride (BN) to stabilize solid electrolytes in lithium metal batteries. The team focused on solid, ceramic electrolytes, which show...

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This Vintage Ford Bronco Off-roader Has A Modern Electric Powertrain

Zero Labs took a classic Ford Bronco and replaced its gasoline engine with an electric motor and lithium-ion battery pack. So you get the style and off-road capability of a Bronco, but with zero emissions. The post This vintage Ford Bronco...
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Better Buy: Albemarle Vs. Sociedad Quimica Y Minera

The 19th century had steel. The 20th century had petroleum. It's still early, but it appears the 21st century might just be shaped and molded by lithium. The white metal is increasingly important for energy storage devices and electric vehicles, and...

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Researchers Improve Method To Recycle And Renew Used Cathodes From Lithium-ion Batteries

Researchers at the University of California San Diego have improved their recycling process that regenerates degraded cathodes from spent lithium-ion batteries. The new process is safer and uses less energy than their previous method in restoring...

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Astronomers Find Oldest Type Of Molecule In Space

Everything has a beginning. That’s true for stories, for people, for the universe and even for chemistry. The Big Bang itself produced just a handful of elements (variations of hydrogen, helium and lithium nuclei), so researchers have a pretty...
Related topics: Space, Big Bang, Hydrogen, Helium

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The First Ai-generated Textbook Shows What Robot Writers Are Actually Good At

Academic publisher Springer Nature has unveiled what it claims is the first research book generated using machine learning. The book, titled Lithium-Ion Batteries: A Machine-Generated Summary of Current Research, isn’t exactly a snappy read....
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Graphene Coating Could Help Prevent Lithium Battery Fires

Researchers report that graphene -- wonder material of the 21st century -- may take the oxygen out of lithium battery fires.
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Vw Seals 10-year Lithium Deal For Electric Cars

German car behemoth Volkswagen said Friday it had secured 10 years' worth of lithium for electric car batteries from Chinese manufacturer Ganfeng, ensuring supply of a key ingredient for the vital components.
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