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Researchers smooth out lithium’s dendrite problem

This image shows the temperature driven merging and fusing of lithium dendrites into a uniform (smooth) surface, which eliminates the risk of electrical shorting in lithium-ion batteries.
Source: Rensselaer

Researchers at the US’ Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute have made a breakthrough in battery technology, using heat to smooth out dendrite deposits A new technique developed by a team at Rensslaer Polytechnic uses heat to enable lithium-metal to self-heal, eliminating the buildup of dendrites in battery anodes. Dendrites are a major limiting factor …

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Mazda consortium to work on 12V li-ion batteries

12V lead-acid starter battery

Mazda, ELIIY Power and Ube Industries will develop 12V lithium-ion replacements for lead-acid batteries The three companies will work together to develop durable, heat- and impact-resistant batteries as a viable replacement for lead-acid starter batteries in motor vehicles by 2021. The use of li-ion batteries in conventional vehicles so far has …

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Hyperdrive completes high-density battery project with Nissan

Hyperdrive Innovation circuit board

Sunderland-based Hyperdrive works closely with Nissan at its UK plant and has developed a new high-density pack for EVs and stationary storage UK-based Hyperdrive Innovation has announced the successful completion of the government-backed High Energy Density Battery (HEDB) project. The company, a developer and manufacturer of li-ion battery technology for …

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Zenyatta to concentrate on graphene-enhanced li-ion batteries

Source: Rutgers University-New Brunswick / Shutterstock

Graphene producer Zenyatta Ventures is to concentrate efforts on next-generation lithium-ion battery development using advanced nanomaterials Zenyatta Ventures, a mineral development company based in Ontario, has said it concentrate efforts on producing next generation lithium-ion batteries based on “advanced nanomaterials.” Graphite producer Zenyatta has already used graphene oxide (GO) combined …

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Airbus and Williams co-op on Zephyr UAV

Airbus Zephyr UAV

Aircraft manufacturer Airbus to work with EV and automotive engineer Williams on composites and battery technology for solar-powered Zephyr drone Airbus and Williams Advanced Engineering are to co-operate on new technology for Airbus’ Zephyr drone programme. Williams, perhaps best known for its expertise and contribution to Formula One and other …

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