Nanoparticle computer vision boosts understanding of how lithium-ion batteries work

From DOE/SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory 15/09/23 Billions of tiny particles packed into rechargeable lithium-ion battery electrodes are responsible for storing charge and making it available when it’s needed to do work. X-ray movies of this process show the particles absorbing and releasing lithium ions as the battery charges and discharges. Now, in an important step […]

Again and again: Novel electrolyte triples life-span of extreme fast-charging EV battery

From DOE/Oak Ridge National Laboratory 14/09/23 Oak Ridge National Laboratory researchers are taking fast charging for electric vehicles, or EVs, to new extremes. A team of battery scientists recently developed a lithium-ion battery material that not only recharges 80% of its capacity in 10 minutes but keeps that ability for 1,500 charging cycles.  When a […]