Lithium

Save $200 On The Maxoak Bluetti Eb240 Power Station

Lithium power banks for smartphones have been around for years, allowing us to charge our gadgets while on the go, but if you’re looking for something for an extended camping trip or need to replace a gas-powered generator to keep the lights...
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Tesla Acquires Its Own Lithium Mines In Usa

Tesla is famous for being vertically integrated, and the company has now announced plans for taking this to the next level, by mining its own Lithium. Yesterday at their Battery Day Tesla announced that it purchased 10,000 acres in Nevada rich in...
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10 Wednesday Am Reads

My mid-week morning train WFH reads: • The story of cheaper batteries, from smartphones to Teslas: In 2010, a lithium-ion battery pack with 1 kWh of capacity—enough to power an electric car for three or four miles—cost more than $1,000. By...
Related topics: Mobile Technology

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Sodium-ion Batteries Are A Valid Alternative To Lithium-ion Batteries

A team of scientists combined their knowledge and expertise to assess the current status of the Na-ion technology from materials to cell development, offering a realistic comparison of the key performance indicators for NBs and LIBs.

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Green Vs. Green: Whose Side Are You On?

An Australian mining firm wants to turn a Nevada valley into a quarry for lithium and boron – key elements for green technologies – but a rare plant may stand in its way. Researchers say that biodiversity and clean energy should not be in...
Related topics: Biodiversity

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Physicists Use Classical Concepts To Decipher Strange Quantum Behaviors In An Ultracold Gas

There they were, in all their weird quantum glory: ultracold lithium atoms in the optical trap. Held by lasers in a regular, lattice formation and 'driven' by pulses of energy, these atoms were doing crazy things.
Related topics: Physics, Quantum, Laser

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Tesla Coil Electric Bikes Is Wireless

Electric bikes, and really all electric vehicles, have one major downside: the weight and cost of batteries. Even with lithium, battery packs for ebikes can easily weigh more than the bike itself and cost almost as much. But having to deal with this...
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Scientists Probe The Chemistry Of A Single Battery Electrode Particle Both Inside And Out

The particles that make up lithium-ion battery electrodes are microscopic but mighty: They determine how much charge the battery can store, how fast it charges and discharges and how it holds up over time—all crucial for high performance in an...
Related topics: Physics

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Could “disordered Rock Salts” Bring Order To Next-gen Lithium Batteries?

Enlarge / Ordered rock crystals, courtesy of a salt mine. (credit: Lech Darski) Better batteries are a critical enabling technology for everything from your gadgets all the way up to the stability of an increasingly renewable grid. But most of the...

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Scientists Use Fruit Peel To Turn Old Batteries Into New

Scientists have developed a novel method of using fruit peel waste to extract and reuse precious metals from spent lithium-ion batteries in order to create new batteries. The scientists say that their waste-to-resource approach tackles both food...

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New Insights Into Lithium-ion Battery Failure Mechanism

Researchers have identified a potential new degradation mechanism for electric vehicle batteries - a key step to designing effective methods to improve battery lifespan.

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Radio Flyer's $100 Tesla Model Y Is Powered By Kids' Feet

A few years ago Radio Flyer teamed up with Tesla to create a kids’ version of the Tesla Model S. That drivable mini electric sedan packs a lithium-ion battery and costs $500. Now, the companies are releasing a Tesla Model Y for kids. This mini...
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Researchers Develop Catalyst For Facilitating Selective Conversion Of Reactive Lithium Compounds

Researchers at Ruhr-Universität Bochum have developed a new catalyst that can catalyze reactions to produce pharmaceuticals or chemicals used in agriculture. It creates carbon-carbon bonds between what are known as organolithium compounds without...

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Here’s How Much Emissions You Reduce By Choosing An Ev Over A Fossil Fuel-powered Car

Electric vehicles (EVs) seem very attractive at first sight. But when we look more closely, it becomes clear that they have a substantial carbon footprint and some downsides in terms of the extraction of lithium, cobalt, and other metals. And they...
Related topics: Fossils, Paleontology

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A Pathway To Longer-lasting Lithium Batteries

Just about everyone has endured the frustration of their cell phone running out of power before they get a chance to recharge, and although electric cars are growing in popularity, they remain limited by how far they can drive before their battery...

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Panasonic Boosts Energy Density, Trims Cobalt In New 2170 Battery Cell For Tesla

Panasonic has developed new battery technology for the ‘2170’ lithium-ion cells it produces and supplies to Tesla, a change that improves energy density by 5% and reduces costly cobalt content. The new, higher-energy dense 2170 cells...
Related topics: Panasonic, Tesla

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First Results Of An Upgraded Device Highlight Lithium's Value For Producing Fusion

Lithium, the silvery metal that powers smart phones and helps treat bipolar disorders, could also play a significant role in the worldwide effort to harvest on Earth the safe, clean and virtually limitless fusion energy that powers the sun and...

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Japan's Submarines Have A Secret 'weapon'

Sebastien Roblin Security, Asia Japan’s apparent deployment of reliable submarine lithium-ion battery technology marks a second major leap forward in the capabilities of affordable conventional submarines in the last twenty years. Here's What...

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Evo Morales Spots 'another Proof' Of Bolivian Coup's Lithium Angle In Elon Musk's Tweet

While Musk's tweet elicited a largely negative response from netizens, some expressed hope that the SpaceX founder was merely being sarcastic.
Related topics: SpaceX, Space

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Serendipity Broadens The Scope For Making Graphite

Curtin University researchers have unexpectedly discovered a new way to make crystalline graphite, an essential material used in the making of lithium ion batteries.

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