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Scaling the Solid-State Battery FEST

Start-up battery developer Factorial Energy’s workforce of engineers, chemists and other technology specialists has topped 100 with recent hirings in the Asia-Pacific region. A pilot manufacturing...

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Power

Building Temperature-Resilient Batteries

In tests, the proof-of-concept batteries retained 87.5 percent and 115.9 percent of their energy capacity at -40 °C and 50 °C (-40 °F and 122 °F), respectively.

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Energy

An Alternative to Lithium-Ion Batteries

Have we found a better alternative to lithium-ion batteries?

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Materials

Launching Aerospace Battery Tech for EVs

Advanced materials and energy storage company Nanoramic Laboratories is in the early stages of a 30-month project to develop a low-cost/fast-charge Li-ion battery for electric vehicles using its...

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Power

Technique Extends Next-Generation Lithium Metal Batteries

The discovery could enable lightweight, low-cost, long-lasting energy storage for electric vehicles, houses, and more.

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Semiconductors & ICs

Material Derived from Trees Could Replace Liquid Electrolytes

The material could pave the way for better, safer solid-state batteries.

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Materials

New Materials Move Li-Ion Batteries Toward the Solid-State Endgame

A new generation of lithium-ion batteries is poised to improve electric vehicle range and affordability.

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Test & Measurement

Mapping Performance Variations to See How Lithium-Metal Batteries Fail

Brookhaven National Laboratory scientists have identified the primary cause of failure in a state-of-the-art lithium-metal battery.

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Materials

Low-Cost, Fast Production of Solid-State Batteries

A disruptive manufacturing technology now offers reduced manufacturing costs and improved volumetric energy density in all-solid cells.

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Test & Measurement

Greater Precision for EV Battery Leak Testing

Inficon’s lithium-ion battery cell test can detect a leak many times smaller than current methods identify.

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Power

Greater Precision for EV Battery Leak Testing

Exposure to water vapor is a death sentence for the lithium-ion (Li-ion) batteries used in hybrid-electric and electric vehicles. If moisture enters the battery cell and reacts with the...

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Energy

Battery Experts: Solid-State EV Tech Could Be Five Years Out

Solid-state batteries are the “reach” energy-storage technology slated to take electric vehicles (EVs) –and to a lesser extent, other consumer-electronic products – to...

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Communications

Breakthroughs in 3D-Printing Give Way for Promising Textile Lithium Battery Technology

At the convergence of 3D-printing and lithium battery technology, Hong Kong researchers develop a promising textile-based, foldable battery that may...

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Materials

EMBATT Technology Could Double the Driving Range of EVs

An in-development chassis-integrated sandwich structure of solid electrolytes is projected to deliver all-electric driving ranges that far out-distance today’s typical 200-mile...

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Sensors/Data Acquisition

Modular Biosensor Patch

Researchers are identifying new biomarkers to help monitor cognition and stress in the human body and enhance human performance. Traditional biomarkers like heart rate, temperature, oxygen partial pressure, blood...

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Energy

In Search of Higher-Energy-Content Batteries

As suppliers, automakers, and others join forces to develop high-performance battery components aimed at increasing the range of electric vehicles, current advanced batteries are edging closer...

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Defense

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When designing an unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV), engineers must continually seek to reduce size and weight wherever possible in order to improve aerodynamics and free up critical...

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Materials

Electrochemical Energy Storage Materials

One of the most important requirements in next-generation batteries is to concurrently deliver high energy density and high power density (fast charge-discharge rates). The high power density...

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Defense

New Energy Source Powers Single-Use Mil/Aero Equipment

Until recently, single-use high energy devices were typically powered by reserve/thermal batteries using decades-old technology. Recognizing that battery performance limitations could...

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Electronics & Computers

Airbrush-Fabricated Carbon Nanotube Supercapacitor Electrodes

In order for the batteries used by soldiers to provide peak power, an increase in battery size and weight is necessary, which is becoming a burden. A light, compact alternative to...

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Materials

Synthesis of Long-Chain-Branched (LCB) Polysulfones for Multifunctional Transport Membranes

Increasing numbers of technologies are based on the idea of harnessing charge transport for useful processes such as energy harvesting, actuation, and sensing. Although much progress exists based on perfluorosulfonated platforms, new and more complicated...

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Physical Sciences

Battery Electrolyte Level Detector Apparatus

An apparatus has been developed for checking the electrolyte level in a battery, providing a safer and more efficient means to do so. The result is a non-intrusive apparatus and method of checking the electrolyte level that reduces the need to open the caps on the battery by checking the level...

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Mechanical & Fluid Systems

Membrane Pump for Synthetic Muscle Actuation

A synthetic muscle has been developed that uses inflatable balloons to produce a tensile force from a positive pressurization. Mechanical supply and ducting is used to provide the required pressurization. However, the mechanical supply and ducting that is currently used is limited in several respects....

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Materials

Performance Evaluation of Commercial Carbon Monofluoride Materials in Lithium Batteries

The performance of six different commercially available carbon monofluoride (CFx) materials was evaluated at four different discharge rates....

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Materials

Multifunctional Properties of Structural Gel Electrolytes

Due to the demand for more advanced and lightweight systems, multifunctional composite structures that can function as electrochemical energy converters, while bearing mechanical load, are in development. This research involves a materials-based approach in which each component of the...

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Electronics & Computers

Advances in Organic-Based Electronic Devices

A program of research has addressed multiple topics in the field of electronic and optoelectronic devices based on polymers and other organic substances, with special attention to memory devices...

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Physical Sciences

Structural Composite Batteries

A continuing program of research and development is devoted to the design, fabrication, and testing of polymeric composite- material devices that are multifunctional in the sense that they both store...

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Physical Sciences

Mechanical Aspects of Structural Composite Batteries

In furtherance of the development described in the immediately preceding article, an experimental study focusing on mechanical aspects of structural composite batteries was performed. In...

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Physical Sciences

Measuring Corrosion-Related Properties of Coupled Metals

Amethod and apparatus have been conceived for using electrochemical impedance spectroscopy (EIS) for determining rates of corrosion of coupled metals. EIS has been used heretofore for...

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