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Silicon anodes to boost lithium-ion battery capacity soon

The main obstacle to producing mass electric cars (EVs) is the price and that is mainly caused by the cost of lithium-ion battery cells.

Samsung 'graphene ball' could let phones charge five times faster

Samsung's found a way of making lithium-ion smartphone batteries charge faster and last longer. The company's synthesized and patented a "graphene ball" that considerably improves the performance of lithium-ion cells, offering 45% higher charge capacity.

What will we do with all those worn-out Lithium-ion batteries?

Technology is a wonderful thing and with man's search for better products and innovations that enhance our lives, there is often one little issue that is overlooked - What do we do when the product wears out? Such is the case with Lithium-ion batteries.

Op-Ed: Jet Blue flight makes emergency landing after battery fire

Jet Blue flight 915 from JFK airport in New York to San Francisco was diverted after a battery in a laptop caused a fire in a passenger's backpack and started emitting a great deal of smoke.

Next electric cars could use sand-based batteries

Riverside - The next generation of electric vehicles (EVs) may run on a new lithium ion battery made from beach sand, according to new research at the University of California, Riverside.
 

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Samples of battery material are prepared for analysis with a scanning electron microscope (SEM) at t...
Samples of battery material are prepared for analysis with a scanning electron microscope (SEM) at the Manufacturing Engineering Research Facility at Argonne.
Argonne National Laboratory
File photo: Cutaway rendering of the battery pack in the Chevrolet Volt.
File photo: Cutaway rendering of the battery pack in the Chevrolet Volt.
General Motors
A goal of the ReCell Center is to drive toward closed-loop recycling  where materials from spent bat...
A goal of the ReCell Center is to drive toward closed-loop recycling, where materials from spent batteries are directly recycled, minimizing energy use and waste by eliminating mining and processing steps.
Argonne National Laboratory

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