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Plasma enables smaller, more powerful NMC-811 cathodes

Batteries could shrink even more with smaller crystals in the cathodes. Battery packs in electric vehicles and consumer goods could become smaller, while still offering high performance.

High-performance dual-ion lithium titanate battery

Scientists in China have fabricated a dual-ion battery with a lithium titanate anode and graphite cathode. Their research focuses on some of the difficulties arising from the material’s low specific capacity and their device exhibits leading performance for a lithium titanate battery.

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All-organic, sustainable proton battery from Sweden

A group of scientists at Sweden’s Uppsala University have developed a proton battery based on abundant organic materials. They say the battery can be charged “in a matter of seconds” while operating at low temperatures, and can be cycled more than 500 times without significant capacity loss.

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Narrowing down 166 billion battery materials

Researchers at the U.S. Argonne National Laboratory have applied a combination of machine learning and artificial intelligence to help narrow down a list of 166 billion molecules that could be used to form the basis of a battery electrolyte. The technique, say the researchers, offers a way to greatly reduce the cost of narrowing down such an enormous data set, while still providing a precise understanding of each molecule and its likely suitability.

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