Lithium

Study Identifies Main Culprit Behind Lithium Metal Battery Failure

UC San Diego researchers have discovered the root cause of why lithium metal batteries fail, challenging a long-held belief in the field. The study presents new ways to boost battery performance and brings research a step closer to incorporating...

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Lithium Fluoride Crystals 'see' Heavy Ions With High Energies

Lithium fluoride crystals have recently been used to register the tracks of nuclear particles. Physicists from the Institute of Nuclear Physics of the Polish Academy of Sciences in Cracow have just demonstrated that these crystals are also ideal for...
Related topics: Physics

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A Heat Shield Just 10 Atoms Thick To Protect Electronic Devices

Excess heat given off by smartphones, laptops and other electronic devices can be annoying, but beyond that it contributes to malfunctions and, in extreme cases, can even cause lithium batteries to explode. To guard against such ills, engineers...
Related topics: Mobile Technology, Laptops

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Cheap Electric Scooter Gets A Big Brake Upgrade; Unlocks Proper Drift Mode

The last few years have seen a huge rise in the prominence of electric scooters. Brushless motors, lithium batteries, and scooter sharing companies have brought them to the mainstream. However, electric scooters of a variety of designs have been...

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Recalled 15-inch Macbook Pros Banned On Flights For Fire Risk

Ever since the Galaxy Note 7 debacle, regulators and airlines have become wary of lithium batteries on planes, be it as checked in baggage or especially in cabins. The US Federal Aviation Administration even created special instructions in 2016 to...
Related topics: Samsung Galaxy Note, Space

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Samsung Said To Be Readying Graphene Batteries, Capable Of Insanely Fast Charge Times

According to a recent tweet from @evleaks, graphene batteries are on the horizon. Said to be working on the lithium-ion alternative is Samsung, who reportedly hopes to have at least on phone in either 2020 or 2021 with a graphene battery. As...
Related topics: Samsung, Graphene

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Sandia Abuses Batteries For Better Energy Storage

An indoor drop tower allows Sandia researchers to learn more about how lithium-ion batteries --commonly found in electric cars, computers, medical equipment and aircraft -- respond to stress. The push for more storage and power drives the need for...

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Samsung May Release A Smartphone With New Battery Technology That Can Fully Charge Less Than 30...

Samsung is rumored to release a smartphone powered by new graphene battery technology that can fully charge in under 30 minutes, according to prolific gadgets leaker Evan Blass. Today's smartphones powered by standard lithium-ion batteries that...
Related topics: Samsung, Mobile Technology, Graphene, Gadget

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Tightening Nickel Supply Threatens Electric Vehicle Boom

Authored by Jon LeSage via Oilprice.com, For Tesla and its chief competitors in the race for global domination of electric vehicle sales, it ain’t all about lithium ion. There are other valuable metals needed to make the battery packs do...
Related topics: Tesla

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Hans-georg Steinruck Receives 2019 Spicer Award For Energy Storage Research At Slac's X-ray...

Hans-Georg Steinruck, a versatile scientist who has made important contributions to research involving lithium-ion batteries, organic transistors, and catalysis, has been chosen to receive the 2019 William E. and Diane M. Spicer Young Investigator...

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Physicist Rajesh Maingi Heads Nationwide Liquid Metal Strategy Program For Fusion Devices

Article describes DOE-sponsored national program to develop strategy for use of flowing liquid lithium in fusion devices. PPPL physicist Rajesh Maingi co-leads the program.
Related topics: Physics

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Designing Compact Gasoline Generator Prototype For Drone Use

Lithium batteries and brushless motors helped make multirotor drones possible, but batteries only last so long. Liquid fuels have far greater energy densities, but have not  been widely applied in these roles. [Tech Ingredients] has been...
Related topics: Drones

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Hybrid Drones Could Have Massively Extended Flight Times

Multirotor drones truly took off with the availability of lithium polymer batteries, brushless motors, and cheap IMUs. Their performance continues to improve, but their flight time remains relatively short due to the limits of battery technology....
Related topics: Drones

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Toyota Locks In More Than A Supply Of Ev Batteries In Deal With China’s Catl

Toyota needs more than a secure and steady supply of batteries if it hopes to meet its ambitious global sales goal for electric vehicles. If it hopes to compete, the Japanese automaker will need better quality lithium-ion batteries that don’t...
Related topics: Toyota

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Li-ion Battery 'price-fixing' Case Settled With Bonus Fury Over Lawyers Pocketing Eight-figures

Judge green-lights $113m from Samsung, Sony, and others – but $34m in legal fees?! A long-running legal battle over the alleged price-fixing of lithium-ion batteries involving Samsung, Sony, LG, Hitachi, and NEC, has finally been settled [PDF] for...
Related topics: Samsung, Sony

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No More Trial-and-error When Choosing An Electrolyte For Metal-air Batteries

Metal-air batteries have been pursued as a successor to lithium-ion batteries due to their exceptional gravimetric energy densities. They could potentially enable electric cars to travel a thousand miles or more on a single charge.

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Mining And Electric Vehicles: Lithium, Nickel, Cobalt

Electric vehicle production at scale requires materials we don't have enough of.

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How You Charge Your Mobile Phone Could Compromise Its Battery Lifespan

Researchers have found that use of inductive charging, whilst highly convenient, risks depleting the life of mobile phones using typical LIBs (lithium-ion batteries).

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Expanding The Temperature Range Of Lithium-ion Batteries

Electric cars struggle with extreme temperatures, mainly because of impacts on the electrolyte solutions in their lithium-ion batteries. Now, researchers have developed new electrolytes containing multiple additives that work better over a wide...

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Where Do Atoms Come From? Billions Of Years Of Cosmic Fireworks.

Michelle Thaller's "absolute favorite fact in the universe" is that we are made of dead stars.The Big Bang, when it went off, produced basically three elements: hydrogen, helium, and lithium. Every atom more complex had to be formed inside a star....
Related topics: Big Bang, Hydrogen, Helium

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