Streamlining their journey through the electrolyte could help lithium-ion batteries charge faster.
They created a comprehensive picture of how the same chemical processes that give these cathodes their high capacity are also linked to changes in atomic structure that sap performance.
Remarkable cryo-EM images that reveal details down to the individual atom will yield new insights into why high-energy batteries fail.
The award recognizes the Stanford/SLAC professor’s pioneering work in the fields of energy and nanomaterials science.
Our ultrafast science factsheet gives an overview of the femtosecond world.
Liu acknowledged for wide-ranging work in energy materials, catalysis, carbon sequestration, material in extreme conditions and scientific big data mining.
An interdisciplinary team has developed a way to track how particles charge and discharge at the nanoscale, an advance that will lead to better batteries for all sorts of mobile applications.
The White House announced $50 million in funding for ‘Battery500’, a five year effort, as part of a package of initiatives to accelerate adoption of electric vehicles in the U.S.
Yi Cui and colleagues have developed new ways to improve hydrogen production and rechargeable zinc batteries.
Many technologies rely upon nanomaterials that can absorb or release atoms quickly and repeatedly. New work provides a first look inside these phase-changing nanoparticles.