A recent study from Penn Engineering researchers provides new insights into why silicon anodes in lithium-ion batteries rapidly degrade and fail. Using advanced imaging techniques and high-contrast gold to stand in for silicon, they’ve shown how pieces of the anode are trapped in the chemical layer that forms in each […]

Use of a novel electrolyte could allow advanced metal electrodes and higher voltages, boosting capacity and cycle life. Lithium-ion batteries have made possible the lightweight electronic devices whose portability we now take for granted, as well as the rapid expansion of electric vehicle production. But researchers around the world are […]

Korea Institute of Science and Technology (KIST) announced the development of a technology that provides a simple solution to a persistent issue associated with silicon-based anode (-) materials. Credit: Korea Institute of Science and Technology A novel pretreatment strategy resolves a long-standing issue of silicon anode materials. This solution-based strategy […]

(Click here for full view.) A Korean research team has succeeded in developing next-generation high-capacity cathode material for lithium-ion batteries. It’s stabilizing the surface of over-lithiated layered oxides using DNA from salmon and carbon nanotubes, and Improved catalyst performance and lifespan found through the use of integrated advanced analytical techniques. […]

In the near future, lithium metal batteries with a flexible LLZO electrolyte sheet may be used in state-of-the-art electric vehicles (EVs). Credit: Tokyo Metropolitan University Mass-producing ceramic-based flexible sheet electrolytes at room temperature. Researchers at Tokyo Metropolitan University have developed a new method to make ceramic-based flexible electrolyte sheets for […]