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Researchers report high performance solid-state sodium-ion battery

Yan Yao, an associate professor of electrical and computer engineering at the University of Houston

University researchers have developed an organic cathode that offers improved stability and energy density Solid-state sodium-ion batteries are safer than conventional lithium-ion batteries, which pose a risk of fire and explosions. However, solid-state sodium-ion batteries’ performance has been too weak to offset the safety advantages. Researchers at the University of …

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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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