Lithium

Advances Point The Way To Smaller, Safer Batteries

New research advances the design of solid-state batteries, a technology that is inherently safer and more energy-dense than today's lithium-ion batteries, which rely on flammable liquid electrolytes for fast transfer of chemical energy stored in...

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Cause Of Cathode Degradation Identified For Nickel-rich Materials

A team of scientists have identified the causes of degradation in a cathode material for lithium-ion batteries, as well as possible remedies. Their findings could lead to the development of more affordable and better performing batteries for...

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New Fuel Cell Material Can Run Efficiently In Reverse, Storing Energy

Enlarge / Close-up of a hydrogen fuel cell. (credit: Wladimir Bulgar | Science Photo Library) Lithium batteries can readily smooth out short-term hiccups in the supply of intermittent renewable energy. But they're not ideal for long-term storage,...
Related topics: Hydrogen, Science Photos

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Hp Recalls Laptops Over Fire Hazard

The problem with lithium-ion batteries is that they can be dangerous if not stored properly. As we have seen in the past, these batteries can explode. This is why the US Product and Safety Commission has announced that HP will be recalling several...
Related topics: Laptops

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Novel Technology Aims To Improve Lithium Metal Battery Life, Safety

Rechargeable lithium metal batteries with increased energy density, performance, and safety may be possible with a newly-developed, solid-electrolyte interphase (SEI), according to Penn State researchers.

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Lithium Jump Starter Disassembly Is Revealing

High-capacity lithium batteries tend to make everything in life better. No longer must you interact with your fellow human beings if your car battery goes flat in the carpark. You can jump the car yourself, with a compact device that fits in your...

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U.s. Bans Lithium Ion Batteries As Cargo On Passenger Flights

US Department of Transportation and Federal Aviation Administration have announced new guidelines with regards to the transport of lithium ion batteries on airplanes. It is no longer allowed to store lithium ion cells or batteries as cargo on...

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Why Teslas Costs So Much

One of the biggest things preventing Elon Musk from releasing a mass market electric vehicle comes down to the vehicle’s blessing and curse: its lithium-ion battery. We break down the science and the cost.   The Secret to Why a Tesla...
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Why Teslas Costs So Much

One of the biggest things preventing Elon Musk from releasing a mass market electric vehicle comes down to the vehicle’s blessing and curse: its lithium-ion battery. We break down the science and the cost.   The Secret to Why a Tesla...
Related topics: Tesla

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Cheaply Charging Cylindrical Cells

For one reason or another, a lot of us have a bunch of 18650 cells sitting around. Whether they’re for flashlights, our fancy new vape pen, remote controlled toys, or something more obscure, there is a need to charge a bunch of lithium ion...

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Lithium-air Batteries Can Store Energy For Cars, Houses And Industry

Growth in the offer of renewable energy sources will mean increased demand for devices optimal for energy storing.

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Apple Sued Over Fatal Fire Caused By Defective Ipad

Due to the fact that the majority of our electronics are powered by lithium-ion batteries, it carries the risk of the device exploding and catching on fire. For the most part the number of devices exploding and catching on fire is pretty low in the...
Related topics: Apple, Ipad, Tablets

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You Have To Customize This Vehicle To Drive One

The Ziesel vehicle is made to order according to the customer's needs. Read more...More about Mashable Video, Electric Vehicles, Solar Power, Wheelchair, and Lithium Ion Battery
Related topics: Science Videos, Solar Power

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Tesla Eyes Ultracapacitor Future With Maxwell Acquisition

As reported by Bloomberg, Tesla has acquired the innovative energy storage company Maxwell Technologies for $218 Million. The move is a direct departure from Tesla’s current energy storage requirements; instead of relying on lithium battery...
Related topics: Tesla, Bloomberg

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Sodium Is The New Lithium: Researchers Find A Way To Boost Sodium-ion Battery Performance

Scientists have found the desirable component for sodium-ion batteries (SIB), which could contribute to boost SIB performance such as speed of charge. Despite lithium-ion batteries are currently popular, it is expected to find the new energy...

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Supercomputing Helps Study Of Two-dimensional Materials

High-performance computing helps researchers understand experiments for observing real-time motion of lithium atoms in bi-layer graphene, paving the way for designing new materials for batteries and other electronics.
Related topics: Graphene

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The Science Behind Why Your Phone Shuts Down When It's Cold Outside

Cold weather can be bad news for your phone — extreme temperatures can stop the lithium-ion battery and temporarily shut down your phone.  Apple recommends using its iOS devices in temperatures between 32 to 95 degrees...
Related topics: Apple, Ios

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Research Into Lithium-oxygen Batteries Could Boost Performance Of Electronics, Cars

Sick of having to plug in your phone every night? Help might be on the way.

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Sixteen Coal Ash Pits Contaminating Texas Groundwater: Report

Sixteen coal ash pits in Texas are leaking contaminants including arsenic, boron, cobalt and lithium into groundwater, according to a report released on Thursday by the Environmental Integrity Project. Coal ash is the residue left after coal has...

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Ibm Brings Blockchain Technology To Cobalt Mining

Today, determining whether minerals like cobalt are mined and processed responsibly relies on third-party audits to verify compliance. It's not enough. Most of the world's cobalt, a necessary component for lithium-ion batteries, comes from the...
Related topics: Blockchain

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