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Self-healing electrode coating could lead to longer-lasting batteries

Technology / Gadgets : Gizmag

In their continuing efforts to increase the energy density of lithium-ion batteries, scientists have began looking at alternative materials for those batteries' electrodes – materials such as silicon. The problem is, electrodes swel...

Nanoparticle electrode for batteries could make grid-scale power storage feasible

Academics / General Science : ScienceDaily: Science Society

Researchers have used nanoparticles of a copper compound to develop a high-power battery electrode that is so inexpensive to make, so efficient and so durable that it could be used to build batteries big enough for economical large-...

Scientists invent self-healing battery electrode

Academics / General Science : Science Codex

Researchers have made the first battery electrode that heals itself, opening a new and potentially commercially viable path for making the next generation of lithium ion batteries for electric cars, cell phones and other devices. Th...

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Technology / Gadgets : Gizmag

The degradation of electrodes in lithium-based batteries has been a major inhibitor to their operating life, particularly when dendrites "growing" from these corroding electrodes short-circuit in the electrolyte. Australian research...

Next-gen batteries inspired by the human intestine

Technology / Gadgets : Gizmag

This year has already seen some big battery tech breakthroughs, from devices that charge via bacteria, to nanowire electrodes that can cope with hundreds of thousands of cycles. Now, researchers at the University of Cambridge have t...

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