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2015-12-14Nanostructured germanium for portable photovoltaics and battery electrodes

Using a new procedure researchers at the Technical University of Munich (TUM) and the Ludwig Maximillians University of Munich (LMU) can now produce extremely thin and robust, yet highly porous semiconductor layers.Read the full text>>

2015-12-03Neutrons explain aging process in lithium ion batteries

A key issue with lithium ion batteries is aging. It significantly reduces their potential storage capacity. To date, very little is known about the causes of the aging effects.Read the full text>>

2015-12-03Super environmentally friendly: the 'fool's gold battery'

High-performance lithium ion batteries face a major problem: Lithium will eventually start to run out as batteries are deployed in electric cars and stationary storage units.Read the full text>>

2015-12-03Wearable capacitor technology to power mobile electronics

Industrial design researchers at Brunel University London have solved two of the major challenges which prevent everyday items of clothing being turned into power sources for smartphones, tablets and other personal tech.Read the full text>>

2015-12-03Mushrooms could boost your phone's battery

Anyone who uses their smartphone a lot notices that over time, the battery begins to lose steam and needs to be recharged more often. And the last thing you want is for your phone to run out of juice when you need it most…Read the full text>>

2015-12-01Micro photosynthetic power cells may be the green energy source for the next generation

A novel micro-technology, which captures the electrical power generated by the photosynthesis and respiration of blue-green algae, has been created by scientists.Read the full text>>

2015-11-28A promising new prototype of battery

After two years of research, a French team, mostly including researchers from the CNRS and CEA within the RS2E network on electrochemical energy storage have just designed an alternative technology to Li-ion for applicati…Read the full text>>

2015-11-26Using hydrogen to enhance lithium ion batteries

Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory scientists have found that lithium ion batteries operate longer and faster when their electrodes are treated with hydrogen.Read the full text>>

2015-11-26Better batteries to beat global warming: A race against time

One of the key technologies that could help wean the globe off fossil fuel is probably at your fingertips or in your pocket right now: the battery.Read the full text>>

2015-11-26Salty solution to better, safer batteries

A team of researchers from the University of Maryland (UMD) and the U.S. Army Research Laboratory (ARL) have devised a groundbreaking "Water-in-Salt" aqueous Lithium ion battery technologyRead the full text>>