Nanowires Lowers Flammability of Lithium-Ion Batteries

Scientists have discovered that application of nanowires can not only lower the flammability of lithium-ion batteries but also strengthen their performances, according to a paper published in "Nano Letter" journal of the U.S. The .. more

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

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

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

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

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

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