Energy & Green Tech

Engineers develop flexible lithium battery for wearable electronics

The rapid development of flexible and wearable electronics is giving rise to an exciting range of applications, from smart watches and flexible displays—such as smart phones, tablets, and TV—to smart fabrics, smart glass, ...

Energy & Green Tech

Using crumpled graphene balls to make better batteries

Lithium metal-based batteries have the potential to turn the battery industry upside down. With the theoretically ultra-high capacity of lithium metal used by itself, this new type of battery could power everything from personal ...

Energy & Green Tech

Surprising discovery could lead to better batteries

A collaboration led by scientists at the U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE) Brookhaven National Laboratory has observed an unexpected phenomenon in lithium-ion batteries—the most common type of battery used to power cell ...

Energy & Green Tech

Taming 'dendrites' could bring better lithium-ion batteries

Researchers have learned the mechanisms behind a common type of failure in lithium-ion batteries caused by the formation and growth of "dendrites," findings that could aid in the design of faster-charging and longer-lasting ...

Energy & Green Tech

Nanomaterials and lithium rechargeable batteries

(TechXplore)—In a review article in Nature Energy, Yongming Sun, Nian Liu, and Yi Cui from Stanford University survey how nanomaterials have advanced the field of lithium rechargeable batteries and what obstacles still ...

Energy & Green Tech

Controlling lithium metal deposits using different metal substrates

(Tech Xplore)—Cell phones, laptops, and other electronic devices that have rechargeable batteries use lithium ion batteries. Lithium batteries have a high energy density. Fewer cells are needed to power a device, which ...

Energy & Green Tech

Sony pegs 2020 as year of its high capacity battery

(Phys.org)—Instant crowd pleaser: Any headline that promises more battery life for smartphones. And why wouldn't it be a crowd-pleaser, considering the hassles in running out of juice when you need it the most?

Engineering

Victory Motorcycles introducing all-electric addition to its lineup

Victory Motorcycles has introduced its Empulse TT, the first all-electric addition to the Victory lineup. Features include adjustable suspension featuring a single rear shock and inverted front forks; dual-disk front brakes ...

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