A battery with solid electrodes and electrolytes to improve safety, cycle life, and charging times.
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Feb 24, 2021
A team of researchers designed and manufactured a new sodium-ion conductor for solid-state sodium-ion batteries that is stable when incorporated into higher-voltage oxide cathodes. This new solid electrolyte could dramatically improve the efficiency and lifespan of this class of batteries.
Feb 03, 2021
Wiesbaden’s public transport operator, ESWE is building electric momentum as the first Daimler buses with solid-state batteries arrive. Now ESWE Verkehrsgesellschaft added corresponding charging infrastructure. So far, the company put 21 new battery buses and 56 stationary charging columns into operation at the bus yard in Gartenfeldstraße. In use are 21 Mercedes-Benz eCitaro with solid-state batteries. These batteries have a capacity of up to 441 kWh and should enable a range of 200 kilometres even in winter.
Jan 30, 2021
CATL said that, when it solves some left issues with solid-state batteries, it will be able to present one with more than 350 Wh/kg. The Chinese company is researching solid-state batteries for almost ten years already and that it concluded that “using lithium metal as the negative electrode material is the best development direction for solid-state batteries.”
Jan 28, 2021
Japan's government to join forces with industry to supercharge development
Jul 07, 2020
Volkswagen said Tuesday it has invested another $200 million into QuantumScape, a Stanford University spinout developing solid-state batteries as the automaker bets on a next-generation technology that will unlock longer ranges and faster charging times in electric vehicles.
Jul 04, 2020
Researchers at Brown University come up with a mechanically tough solid-state electrolyte for lithium-Ion Batteries.
Mar 11, 2020
Global battery powerhouse Samsung's Advanced Institute of Technology (SAIT) and the Samsung R&D Institute Japan (SRJ) just published a new study highlighting its next generation solid state battery. The new lithium metal solid state battery delivers better energy density than more traditional lithium-ion batteries and promises to usher in a new generation of batteries to power all our devices
Feb 05, 2020
An MIT team has devised a lithium metal anode that could improve the longevity and energy density of future batteries. It involves a combination of solid materials known as mixed ionic-electronic conductors (MIEC) and electron and Li-ion insulators (ELI). These were built into a three-dimensional honeycomb-shaped architecture, with an array of nanoscale tubes made from MIEC forming the crucial piece of the puzzle. These tubes are infused with solid lithium metal to form the battery’s anode. The extra space inside each of these tubes allows room for expansion.
Jan 14, 2020
IBM says its battery combines three new materials (which it hasn’t disclosed) that can be optimized for a host of different characteristics, including lower cost, faster charging time, higher power and energy density, energy efficiency, and low flammability. Simulating the three molecules will help us better understand how their behavior will affect important properties like energy storage and discharge, but it can take huge amounts of computing power. Quantum computers hold the promise of doing these kinds of simulations much more efficiently.
Nov 27, 2019
Researchers at Australia's Deakin University say they've managed to use common industrial polymers to create solid electrolytes, opening the door to double-density solid state lithium batteries that won't explode or catch fire if they overheat.
Jun 11, 2019
Ion Storage Systems, a College Park-based energy startup, raised $8 million in funding as it looks to begin manufacturing of its solid state, flammable-free rechargeable batteries.
May 24, 2019
By synthesizing a novel material for electrodes that facilitate reversing of the chemistry of ions, a group of researchers led by Prof. Idemoto from Tokyo University of Science combat the wasteful aspects of energy sources, by laying an important foundation for the production of next-generation rechargeable magnesium secondary batteries. The researchers are optimistic about this discovery and state, "We synthesized a rock salt type that has excellent potential for being used as the positive electrode material for next-generation secondary batteries."