Lithium

Seeing Inside A Battery While It's Working

A new paper-thin radio-frequency detector, developed by researchers at Sandia National Laboratories and designed to work inside a lithium-ion battery, provides information about the battery's health while charging and discharging.

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For Lithium Metal, Smaller Is Stronger

The formation of lithium dendrites is still a mystery, but materials engineers study the conditions that enable dendrites and how to stop them.

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Will The Future's Super Batteries Be Made Of Seawater?

We all know the rechargeable and efficient lithium ion (Li-ion) batteries sitting in our smartphones, laptops and also in electric cars.
Related topics: Mobile Technology, Laptops

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Watch Nasa Astronauts Spacewalk To Replace Space Station Batteries Today

This will be their second spacewalk together in seven days as they work to install lithium-ion batteries.
Related topics: NASA, Space, Astronaut

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Geothermal Energy And Lithium Extraction At Salton Sea

Controlled Thermal Resources The Salton Sea is an inland saline lake in southern California. It gets seriously hot in the summer. How hot? Well, one area is called Hell’s Kitchen. That’s where Controlled Thermal Resources is building...

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New Graphene Battery Recharges Blazingly Fast, And It’s Already On The Market

Battery tech company Real Graphene is adding graphene to lithium batteries to bring the benefits of the material to batteries right now, rather than in the future.
Related topics: Graphene

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New Computational Screening Approach Identifies Potential Solid-state Electrolytes

Replacing the volatile and flammable liquid or polymer electrolytes now used in lithium-ion batteries with inorganic solid-state lithium-ionic ceramic conductors could significantly improve both safety and performance of the cells. Solid-state...

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1 Thing Is Going To Make Japan's Submarines Deadlier Than Ever

David Axe Security, They'll sail farther. Key point: Japan’s next-generation 29SS submarine could be powered solely by lithium-ion batteries. Japan on Nov. 6, 2019 launched a submarine with a new kind of battery that could allow the boats to...

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How To Replace Your Iphone’s Dying Battery — and Whether It’s Worth It

Modern lithium ion batteries are brilliant. They’re energy-dense, charge quickly, and rarely explode. However, they’re not perfect by a long shot. Unfortunately, modern smartphones such as the latest iPhones don’t have everlasting...
Related topics: Iphone, IPhone Battery, Mobile Technology

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Scientists Made A Nearly Invincible Lithium-ion Battery

This new type of battery can be cut, bent, soaked, shot, and lit on fire—and it still powers up just fine.

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A Breath Of Fresh Air For Longer-running Batteries

DGIST researchers are improving the performance of lithium-air batteries, bringing us closer to electric cars that can use oxygen to run longer before they need to recharge. In their latest study, published in the journal Applied Catalysis B:...

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Samsung Galaxy Xcover Pro Will Come With A Removable Battery

The problem with a lot of smartphones these days is its battery life, where sure, they have become better over the years. But the issue with lithium-ion is that over time, it starts losing its charge which means that after a year or so, your battery...
Related topics: Samsung, Mobile Technology

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Goal Zero Reveals Yeti X Lithium Power Station Lineup For 2020

It looks like Goal Zero will refresh all of the models in its Yeti X of line of lithium power stations in 2020, and it showed up to CES this year with information on what to expect. Goal Zero’s power stations are stand-ins for more traditional...

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Researchers Develop High-performance, Low-impact Lithium-sulfur Battery

(via rawpixel/Pixabay) Say goodbye to battery anxiety: Researchers in Australia developed a lithium-sulfur cell capable of powering a smartphone for five consecutive days. I repeat: FIVE. CONSECUTIVE. DAYS. That’s 120 hours of...
Related topics: Mobile Technology

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Japan's New Submarines Could Be Total Game Changers For 1 Reason

David Axe Security, No, not some fancy weapons system.  Key point: Continuing improvements to lithium-ion batteries could allow Tokyo to develop conventional submarines that don’t require diesel generations at all. Japan on Nov. 6, 2019...

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New Polymer Material May Help Batteries Become Self-healing, Recyclable

Lithium-ion batteries are notorious for developing internal electrical shorts that can ignite a battery's liquid electrolytes, leading to explosions and fires. Engineers at the University of Illinois have developed a solid polymer-based electrolyte...

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The Small Cost To End Child Mining Is Not A Price Big Tech Is Willing To Pay

Cobalt is a key component of the lithium-ion battery in our smartphones, computers, and even cars. But cobalt mining exploits child labor. What would happen if companies found more ethically extracted resources?
Related topics: Mobile Technology

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Ibm’s Cobalt-free Ev Battery Uses Materials Extracted From Seawater

Electric vehicles will play an important role in reducing greenhouse gas emissions, but they are not yet a perfect solution. Today, most EVs run on lithium-ion batteries made with heavy metals like cobalt, of which there is a limited supply and...
Related topics: IBM

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Scientists Discover Unknown Properties Of Mysterious Crystals

Scientists at Vernadsky Crimean Federal University (CFU) have taken a major step in studying the electrical properties of lithium niobate crystals (LiNbO3), a promising material, widely used in the development of advanced optical and information...
Related topics: Scientific Discoveries

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Ibm Research Says New Battery Design Lacks Heavy Metals, Can Perform Better Than Lithium-ion

The IBM Research battery is built with materials extracted from seawater and would minimize the need to mine.
Related topics: IBM

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