Organic cathode for high performance batteries

Researchers at the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Brookhaven National Laboratory have designed a new, organic cathode material for lithium batteries. With sulfur at its core, the material is more energy-dense, cost-effective, and environmentally friendly than traditional cathode materials in lithium batteries. The research was published in Advanced Energy Materials on April 10, 2019. Optimizing cathode materials…

Solid-state batteries – a new battery design that uses all solid components

But building a long-lasting solid-state battery is easier said than done. Now, researchers at the Georgia Institute of Technology have used X-ray computed tomography (CT) to visualize in real time how cracks form near the edges of the interfaces between materials in the batteries. The findings could help researchers find ways to improve the energy…

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. A promising new member of the alkali-metal-air battery family is the potassium-air battery, which has more than three times the…

The electric drive is the future!

The electric drive is the future – because electricity is renewable! The use of renewable energy in the construction of the electric car reduces the CO2 backpack significantly. The noise pollution in our cities would fall dramatically. Anyone who has ever lived on a major road knows how stressful and ultimately pathogen is traffic noise….