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UK researchers plan to develop 3D-printed graphene batteries

LONGER-lasting batteries could be 3D printed from graphene ink to tackle rising demand for energy storage products in household devices or renewable energy systems. Professor Craig Banks is leading the new project to develop a desktop printer to create batteries, supercapacitors and energy storage devices for phones or tablets, and solar, wind and wave power storage. ...
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Sol-gel Capacitor Dielectric Offers Record-high Energy Storage

Using a hybrid silica sol-gel material and self-assembled monolayers of a common fatty acid, researchers have developed a new capacitor dielectric material that provides an electrical energy storage capacity rivaling certain batteries, with both a high energy density and high power density. If the material can be scaled up from laboratory samples, devices made from it could surpass...
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Carbon nanotube finding could lead to flexible electronics with longer battery life

University of Wisconsin-Madison materials engineers have made a significant leap toward creating higher-performance electronics with improved battery life - and the ability to flex and stretch. Led by materials science Associate Professor Michael Arnold and Professor Padma Gopalan, the team has reported the highest-performing carbon nanotube transistors ever demonstrated. In addition...
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Wires that store electricity – have batteries had their day?

Researchers from the University of Florida have developed a technique that allows a copper wire to store electricity as well as conduct it. The perfection of this technology could allow for a number of electronic devices to be further miniaturised and/or to have their weight significantly reduced, as dedicated batteries become a thing of the past.   Professor Jayan Thomas and...
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Nexeon appoints new Financial Head as the company makes plans for UK-based manufacturing facility

Nexeon, the award-winning developer of next generation battery technology, has strengthened its top management team with the appointment of a Chief Financial Officer. Mr Michael Black takes up the role with immediate effect and is the first to hold the post.   Michael Black was previously Chief Financial Officer of ‘smart home services company’ AlertMe,...
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Researchers develop graphene supercapacitor holding promise for portable electronics

Electrochemical capacitors (ECs), also known as supercapacitors or ultracapacitors, differ from regular capacitors that you would find in your TV or computer in that they store substantially higher amounts of charges. They have garnered attention as energy storage devices as they charge and discharge faster than batteries, yet they are still limited by low energy densities, only a...
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Nexeon wins Climate Week Award for Best Technological Breakthrough

Abingdon-based Nexeon has won a prestigious Climate Week Award in the Best Technological Breakthrough category, for their lithium ion battery technology that uses silicon in place of carbon.   Finalists in 14 categories along with eminent individuals attended the Climate Week reception at Lancaster House, London on 12 March. The Climate Week Awards recognise the very best of...
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Nanocrystals Go Bare: Findings could aid the development of new nanocrystal-based technologies for energy storage, photovoltaics, smart windows, ....

Researchers have discovered a universal technique for stripping nanocrystals of tether-like molecules that until now have posed as obstacles for their integration into devices. These findings could provide scientists with a clean slate for developing new nanocrystal-based technologies for energy storage, photovoltaics, smart windows, solar fuels and light-emitting diodes.   ...
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Researchers design rechargeable battery with improved charge capacity rate

Imagine a cell phone battery that stayed charged for more than a week – and recharged in just 15 minutes. That dream battery could be closer to reality. Researchers at Northwestern University have created an electrode for lithium-ion batteries – rechargeable batteries like those found in cell phones and iPods – that allows the batteries to charge more quickly and hold a...
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Nanoparticle electrode for batteries could make large-scale power storage on the energy grid feasible

The sun doesn't always shine and the breeze doesn't always blow and therein lie perhaps the biggest hurdles to making wind and solar power usable on a grand scale.  If only there were an efficient, durable, high-power, rechargeable battery we could use to store large quantities of excess power generated on windy or sunny days until we needed it. And as long as we're...
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Graphene nanocomposite a bridge to better batteries

Researchers have created a graphene and tin nanoscale composite material for high-capacity energy storage in renewable lithium ion batteries. By encapsulating tin between sheets of graphene, the researchers constructed a new, lightweight “sandwich” structure that should bolster battery performance.   “For an electric vehicle, you need a lightweight battery...
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Nanowire battery - Hybrid energy storage device is as small as it can possibly get

Researchers have packed an entire lithium ion energy storage device into a single nanowire, as reported this month in the American Chemical Society journal Nano Letters. The researchers believe their creation is as small as such devices can possibly get, and could be valuable as a rechargeable power source for new generations of nanoelectronics.   In their...
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Improving batteries’ energy storage - New method allows a dramatic boost in capacity for a given weight

MIT researchers have found a way to improve the energy density of a type of battery known as lithium-air (or lithium-oxygen) batteries, producing a device that could potentially pack several times more energy per pound than the lithium-ion batteries that now dominate the market for rechargeable devices in everything from cellphones to cars.   The work is a continuation of a...
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Graphite + water = the future of energy storage

A combination of two ordinary materials – graphite and water – could produce energy storage systems that perform on par with lithium ion batteries, but recharge in a matter of seconds and have an almost indefinite lifespan.   Dr Dan Li, of the Monash University Department of Materials Engineering, and his research team have been working with a material called...
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Activated Graphene makes superior supercapacitors for energy storage

Scientists at the U.S. Department of Energy’s Brookhaven National Laboratory have helped to uncover the nanoscale structure of a novel form of carbon, contributing to an explanation of why this new material acts like a super-absorbent sponge when it comes to soaking up electric charge. The material, which was recently created at The University of Texas - Austin, can be incorporated...
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Researchers use river water and salty ocean water to generate electricity

Stanford researchers have developed a rechargeable battery that uses freshwater and seawater to create electricity. Aided by nanotechnology, the battery employs the difference in salinity between fresh and saltwater to generate a current. A power station might be built wherever a river flows into the ocean.   Stanford researchers have developed a battery that takes advantage...
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Solar power systems could lighten the load for British soldiers

A revolutionary type of personal power pack now in development could help our troops when they are engaged on the battlefield. With the aim of being up to fifty per cent lighter than conventional chemical battery packs used by British infantry, the solar and thermoelectric-powered system could make an important contribution to future military operations.   The project is being...
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