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A flexible screen-printed rechargeable battery with up to 10 times more power than state of the art

December 7, 2020

A team of researchers has developed a flexible, rechargeable silver oxide-zinc battery with a five to 10 times greater areal energy density than state of the art. The battery also is easier to manufacture; while most flexible batteries need to be manufactured in sterile conditions, under vacuum, thi

Supercomputing Our Way to Better Materials

May 22, 2014

…to the challenge. Rechargeable batteries are ubiquitous in every aspect of modern life. They power our cell phones, laptops, and portable electronics. In the very near future, they will also power our environmentally friendly electric cars. In light of these increasingly demanding applications, researchers have been trying to develop batteries…

Researchers Determine Optimum Pressure to Improve the Performance of Lithium Metal Batteries

October 18, 2021

A team of materials scientists and chemists has determined the proper stack pressure that lithium metal batteries, or LMBs, need to be subjected to during battery operation in order to produce optimal performance.

Using Batteries to Cut Utility Costs

March 21, 2017

CNS postdoctoral researcher Alper Sinan Akyurek and CSE professor Tajana Rosing developed an algorithm for controlling batteries that can decrease the utility cost of an actual building by up to 50 percent compared to a building powered without the use of batteries.

Researchers Transform an Amorphous Solid Into a New Lithium-Ion Battery Material

May 2, 2022

Researchers at UC San Diego and Boise State University have developed a new approach to making novel lithium-ion battery materials. The approach transforms a non-crystalline material into a crystalline anode material with exceptional battery properties—by cycling it with lithium.

New Material is Next Step Toward Stable High-voltage Long-life Solid-state Sodium-ion Batteries

February 23, 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.

Nanoengineer Honored for Fundamental Research on Battery Materials

October 7, 2016

University of California San Diego nanoengineering professor Shirley Meng is the recipient of the 2016 Charles W. Tobias Young Investigator Award from the Electrochemical Society (ECS). The award recognizes a young scientist or engineer who has contributed outstanding theoretical or experimental work in the fields of electrochemistry, electrochemical engineering, or…

The Quest for a Better Electric Vehicle Battery

November 1, 2012

…a Better Electric Vehicle Battery UC San Diego engineers, scientists work across disciplines to tackle ‘grand challenge’ facing electric vehicles of future Photos by Erik Jepsen/UC San Diego Publications As the United States moves toward a switch from gas-powered to electric vehicles, one significant stumbling block remains: the massive batteries…

These Energy-Packed Batteries Work Well in Extreme Cold and Heat

July 4, 2022

Researchers developed lithium-ion batteries that perform well at freezing cold and scorching hot temperatures, while packing a lot of energy. This could help electric cars travel farther on a single charge in the cold and reduce the need for cooling systems for the cars’ batteries in hot climates.

Environmentally Friendly Method Could Lower Costs to Recycle Lithium-Ion Batteries

November 12, 2020

A new process for restoring spent cathodes to mint condition could make it more economical to recycle lithium-ion batteries. The process consumes 80 to 90% less energy than today’s methods, emits about 75% less greenhouse gases, and uses environmentally benign, inexpensive ingredients.

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