Battery Improvements

Battery and Capacitor Power Improvements

Ultra-Fast compact battery can recharge in 2 minutes

October 16, 2014

recharges 70% within 2 minutes, lasts 10 times longer, and is more compact Scientists at Nanyang Technology University (NTU) have developed ultra-fast charging batteries that can be recharged up to 70 per cent in only two minutes. The new generation batteries also have a long lifespan of over 20 years, more than 10 times compared to existing lithium-ion batteries. This breakthrough has a wide-ranging impact on all industries, especially for electric vehicles, where consumers are put off by the...

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Fast Charging Battery-Supercapacitor

April 16, 2013
Fast Charging Battery-Supercapacitor

Imagine a ‘Battery’ that Charges 100 Times Faster by Chris Clarke – Apr 16, 20130 This week, another UCLA team reports it may have found a way to address a persistent problem with supercapacitors: limitations on their effective size. Researchers at UCLA’s Henry Samueli School of Engineering and Applied Science have found a way to use niobium oxide as a matrix to allow the fabrication of supercapacitors the size of batteries, but which could conceivably charge and deliver power...

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next-generation battery technology

November 1, 2012

RICE UNIVERSITY NEWS & MEDIA MIKE WILLIAMS – NOVEMBER 1, 2012 ‘Crushed’ porous silicon anodes show dramatic increase in charge-discharge cycles Researchers at Rice University have refined silicon-based lithium-ion technology by literally crushing their previous work to make a high-capacity, long-lived and low-cost anode material with serious commercial potential for rechargeable lithium batteries. The team led by Rice engineer Sibani Lisa Biswal and research scientist Madhuri Thakur reported in Nature’s open access journal Scientific Reports on the creation of...

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Global Lithium Reserves: More Than Abundant

April 14, 2009

Posted on: March 27th, 2009 by Ed Ring In a briefing last week General Motors reaffirmed their commitment to the launch of the Chevy Volt by late 2010. The primary purpose of this briefing was to discuss the benefits of lithium battery technology as well as the reasons for their choice of LG Chem to produce the first generation of batteries for the Volt. Several points are worth noting: GM is completing what will be the largest automotive battery...

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The Nanophosphate EXT, A123’s new lithium–iron phosphate car battery

March 11, 2009

updated 6-11-2012 By David Biello, Scientific American, 6-11-2012 A new lithium ion battery technology may finally make the devices cheap enough and durable enough to turn electric cars from a niche product into a mass-market mode of transport. Waltham, Mass.–manufacturer A123 Systems has produced a cell that delivers 20 percent more power, works at temperatures as low as –30 degrees Celsius and as high as 60 degrees C, and should be just as easy as current batteries to manufacture....

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NIMH batteries Held Hostage by Chevron-Texaco

March 24, 2007

March 24, 2007 Plug-in hybrids are forced to use lead-acid or lithium batteries, and it’s no accident. The existing and proven EV-95 NiMH battery from Panasonic, which lasts longer than the life of the car, has adequate power for acceleration without an Internal Combustion (“IC”) engine, and can drive an EV at 80 mph for up to 120 miles, went into production in Jan., 1997. These batteries are powerful enough to run an EV from start to...

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