Lithium

The Role Of Superstructure In First-cycle Voltage Loss In Lithium-ion Batteries

The 2019 Nobel Prize for Chemistry was awarded for the development of lithium-ion (Li-ion) batteries. Akira Yoshino created the first commercially viable lithium-ion battery in 1985, and since they first entered the market in 1991, they have...
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Lithium Can Now Be Recycled

Lithium from Norwegian electric car batteries isn't recycled that often. Instead, it ends up as waste when other metals it's mixed with are recycled. But this may change.

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Conductive Nanodiamond Supercapacitors Offer Increased Energy Storage

Scientists have been working on new methods of energy storage for years. One thing that scientists have been investigating as a replacement to modern lithium-ion batteries is a supercapacitor. The issue with supercapacitors today is that they are...

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Car Batteries Can Be Frozen For Safer Transportation

Currently damaged and defective lithium ion car batteries are hard to transport as legislation dictates they have to be placed within an explosion proof box which costs thousands of pounds to be transported.

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Car Batteries Can Be Frozen For Safer Transportation

Currently damaged and defective lithium ion car batteries are hard to transport as legislation dictates they have to be placed within an explosion proof box which costs thousands of pounds to be transported.

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Two Argonne Projects Earn Secretary Of Energy Honor Awards

With this year's Nobel Prize in Chemistry awarded for the development of lithium-ion batteries, directors of the Joint Center for Energy Storage Research share perspectives on the future of energy storage.
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The World's Largest Battery Is About To Get Even Bigger

Tesla likes big batts and they cannot lie, and while I go and sit in the corner and think about what I just wrote, here's some related news for you. The world's largest grid-scale lithium ion battery is about to get 50 percent bigger, with the...
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Lithium-ion Batteries Help Power Civilizations, But How Can They Be Recycled?

Researchers are worried that the lithium ion batteries powering our phones, and soon our cars, will turn into a big waste problem. They're trying to figure out how to recycle them.

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Volvo Will Use Blockchain To Prove Its Cobalt Wasn’t Mined By Children

The dark side of electric vehicle production is that the lithium ion batteries most EVs run on require raw materials like cobalt, and cobalt mines have become notorious for using child labor. Now that Volvo has revealed its first fully-electric...
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Scientists Put The ​"solve" In ​"solvent" For Lithium-sulfur Battery...

Lithium-ion batteries represent the majority of batteries in consumer electronics and electric vehicles. Today, scientists are looking for new chemistries that could improve the energy density and performance of batteries beyond conventional...

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New Battery Design Could Mean Evs Charge In Only 10 Minutes

Penn State University researchers have had a breakthrough in reducing vehicle lithium-ion battery charging times to just 10 minutes.

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Apple Knows You Don’t Want To Update Your Old Iphone- So They’ve Found A Way To Force You To.

Apple finally admitted that its iOS software slows down the performance of older iPhones, back in December.  While the company claimed it’s to “counteract problems in ageing lithium-ion batteries”; it’s clear that their...
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Letters To The Editor: Lithium Extractors Should Try To Save The Salton Sea Too

The Salton Sea is an environmental disaster. Any company that profits by extracting lithium from it should help to save it too.

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Mazda's First Electric Car Adds Freestyle Doors To Open All The Way Up

Mazda is a bit late to the electrified party, but the small MX-30 crossover it just unveiled at the Tokyo Motor Show might have been worth waiting for. Besides its 35.5kWh lithium-ion battery and e-Skyactiv the showstopping feature here is the...
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Scientists Develop A Lithium-ion Battery That Won't Catch Fire

A flexible lithium-ion battery designed by a team of researchers from the Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Laboratory and built to operate under extreme conditions—including cutting, submersion, and simulated ballistic impact—can now add...
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Charging Up The Development Of Lithium-ion Batteries

On October 9, the Nobel committee recognized work in developing lithium-ion batteries. These batteries have enabled a huge number of advances, including mobile phones and plug-in electric vehicles. The DOE Office of Science is proud to have...

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Cordless Drill Sprouts Wings And Takes Flight

Brushless motors and lithium batteries were a revolution for remote control aircraft. No longer would nitro engines rule the roost, as flying became far cheaper and more accessible almost overnight. The same technology has also found its way into...

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Lithium-ion Battery Creators Win Chemistry Nobel Prize

John B. Goodenough, M. Stanley Whittingham and Akira Yoshino share the 2019 Chemistry Nobel Prize for the development of lithium-ion batteries that have led to portable electronic devices that are... -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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New Electrolyte Stops Rapid Performance Decline Of Next-generation Lithium Battery

Researchers at Argonne National Laboratory have designed and tested a new electrolyte composition that could greatly accelerate the adoption of the next generation of lithium-ion batteries.

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The Latest: Nobel Winner Hopes For More Breakthroughs

STOCKHOLM — The Latest on the awarding of the Nobel Prizes (all times local): 5:45 p.m. Nobel chemistry prize winner M. Stanley Whittingham says he hopes the award for work on lithium-ion batteries will “push the field further and...
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