2018-04-17

Re-purposed Byproducts of Paper-making Become the Electrode of Lithium-Sulfur Batteries

The energy densities of lithium-sulfur batteries are at least twice as much as that of their rival Li-ion batteries of the same weight. Therefore, scientists are highly interested in developing rechargeable lithium-sulfur batteries. There is .. more
2018-04-12

Cobalt Prices Soared by More Than 20% in 1Q18, Bringing More Price Pressure to Lithium-ion Batteries

According to the latest data from EnergyTrend, a division of TrendForce, cobalt prices continued to rise in 2018 and soared by more than 20% in the first quarter. The rise of raw material prices results from short-term capital speculation and high supplier concentration. T.. more
2018-04-12

With Self-heating Effect, Li Metal Anode's Dendrites Will Become Smooth

Lithium (Li) metal anode battery's energy density is far higher than that of graphite anode's Li-ion battery. However, Li-metal anode battery's severe dendrite issue makes it hard to commercialize in a huge scale. However, scientists.. more
2018-04-10

Oxidized Graphene May Dampen Dendrite in Lithium-ion Battery

Amid their thriving business caused by growing popularity of smartphones and electric cars, lithium-ion battery makers have constantly been haunted by the possibility of the self explosion of their batteries, due to the formation of dendrite in lithi.. more
2018-04-02

Breakthrough Discovered By UT Dallas Team Expected to Increase Life and Charging Cycles of Lithium-Sulfur Batteries

A major breakthrough in the development of lithium-sulfur batteries appears to be imminent. Compared with the current rechargeable lithium-ion batteries, lithium-sulfur batteries theoretically have energy density that is around three to five times h.. more
2018-03-19

Use of Sugar in Anode Substrate Can Reduce Formation of Dendrites in Lithium Battery

Scientists have discovered that the use of sugar in anode substrate can prevent formation of dendrites in lithium battery, paving the way for it to become next-generation high-energy and -density battery. Dendrites are formed resulting from une.. more
2018-03-13

Battery Japan 2018 Focus on EV Application and Solid-State Technology

This year’s Battery Japan, a major annual trade show on rechargeable battery technologies, showed the continuing market interest in the lithium-ion battery (LIB) for the electric vehicle (EV). Large discussion forums were held durin.. more