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Shine ion, crazy diamonds

Drexel researchers have reported that adding nanodiamonds to the electrolyte solution in lithium batteries can prevent the formation of dendrites, the tendril-like deposits of ions that can grow inside a battery over time and cause hazardous malfunctions. (Photo courtesy of Drexel University and Tsinghua University).

Drexel University is using nanodiamond solutions to prevent dendrite formation, creating safer batteries Researchers at Drexel University in Philadelphia have developed a new electrolyte solution that can also safeguard against short circuiting in li-ion batteries. Although the key technology driving battery-powered transport (and other consumer goods), the process of charging …

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BASF and Nornickel plan €400M investment in raw materials for li-ion batteries

Source: Nornickel

Germany and Russia have come together to provide raw materials for the production of lithium ion batteries in Europe. International chemicals company, BASF, and mining giant, Nornickel, announced that the two have signed a Memorandum of Understanding to that effect, earlier this week. The agreement starts the process of negotiations …

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Goodenough claims solid-state battery breakthrough, but colleagues are quietly sceptical

Image source: Cockrell School of Engineering

94-year-old inventor of the Li-ion pioneers glass electrolyte, but not all of the working has been shown At the end of February, a team of engineers at the University of Texas in Austin announced the development of a solid-state battery, a breakthrough which could prove seminal for both electric transport …

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