Article - 20 Nov 2003
One Angstrom Microscope's observations of the smallest, lightest metal atoms are a first for electron microscopy. Posted June 13 2003
Article - 9 Mar 2005
Nanomaterials and nanotechnology techniques are being used to improve the power density of batteries. Such improvements using thin films, deposition and thermal spray processes, carbon aerogels,...
News - 13 Aug 2010
A little wax and soap can help build electrodes for cheaper lithium ion batteries, according to a study in August 11 issue of Nano Letters. The one-step method will allow battery developers to explore...
News - 7 Sep 2009
Mitsuharu Tabuchi and Tomonari Takeuchi, the Advanced Battery Research Group, the Research Institute for Ubiquitous Energy Devices of the National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and...
News - 23 Aug 2012
A novel self-charging power cell that has the ability to convert and store energy has been developed by researchers at the Georgia Institute of Technology. The hybrid generator-storage cell directly...
News - 30 May 2014
Batteries do not age gracefully. The lithium ions that power portable electronics cause lingering structural damage with each cycle of charge and discharge, making devices from smartphones to tablets...
News - 5 Feb 2016
The material at the heart of the lithium ion batteries that power electric vehicles, laptop computers and smartphones has been shown to impair a key soil bacterium, according to new research published...
News - 26 Sep 2014
Scientists at the U.S. Naval Research Laboratory (NRL) Materials Science and Technology Division have developed a novel one-step process using, for the first time in these types of syntheses,...
News - 20 Nov 2008
Rechargeable lithium ion batteries provide portable devices that require a lot of energy, such as mobile telephones, digital cameras, and notebook computers, with power. However, their capacity, and...
News - 25 Nov 2016
According to a new study conducted by a Stanford research team, a nanosize squeeze is sufficient to drastically boost the performance of platinum catalysts that help produce energy in fuel cells.