Battery Technology Articles

Zinc Battery Breakthrough Could Mean Safer, Lighter Cars and Smartphones

Charles Q. Choi, 27 Apr 2017, IEEE Spectrum

ShareFacebookTwitter.Battery offers 30-second phone charging”

BBC Technology News, 8 April 2014


“Cheap, better-performing lithium-ion batteries with nanowires”

Nanowerk, Mar 31, 2014


“Researchers grow carbon nanofibers using ambient air, without toxic ammonia”

ScienceDaily, March 24, 2014


“Stretchable energy storage and conversion”

Nanowerk, March 20, 2014


“Antimony nanocrystals for batteries”

ScienceDaily, March 18, 2014


“A battery that 'breathes' could power next-gen electric vehicles”

ScienceDaily, March 16, 2014


“A Battery with Liquid Electrodes Can Be Recharged or Refilled”

MIT Technology Review, February 17, 2014


“New 'pomegranate-inspired' design solves problems for lithium-ion batteries”

Nanowerk, February 16, 2014


“Origami batteries for deformable electronics”

Nanowerk, February 7, 2014


“Nonflammable lithium ion battery developed”

ScienceDaily, February 10, 2014


“Molecular traffic jam makes water move faster through nanochannels

ScienceDaily, February 6, 2014


“New technique grows tiny 'hairy' materials at the microscale”

Louise Lerner,, February 03, 2014


“Breakthrough in rechargeable batteries: New twist to sodium-ion battery technology”

ScienceDaily, January 29, 2014


“Disordered materials hold promise for better batteries”

David L. Chandler,, January 09, 2014


“Pin-sized battery printed in 3D packs a powerful punch”

Devin Powell, Nature, June 20, 2013


“ 'Popcorn' particle pathways promise better lithium-ion batteries”

Sandia National Laboratories, Nanowerk, Jun 11, 2013


“Catalyst Could Jump-Start E-Cars, Green Energy”

DOE/Los Alamos National Laboratory, Science News, June 4, 2013


“New Battery Design Could Help Solar and Wind Energy Power the Grid”

Mike Ross, SLAC,, May 02, 2013


“New lithium-ion battery design that’s 2,000 times more powerful, recharges 1,000 times faster”

Sebastian Anthony, ExtremeTech, April 17, 2013


“Small in Size, Big On Power: New Microbatteries the Most Powerful Yet”

ScienceDaily, April 16, 2013


“Memory Effect Now Also Found in Lithium-Ion Batteries”

ScienceDaily, April 14, 2013


“Super Batteries? Hybrid Ribbons a Gift for Powerful Batteries”

Mike Williams, ScienceDaily, Mar. 25, 2013


“Breakthrough in Energy Storage: New Large and Powerful Redox Flow Battery”

Hannover Messe, Fraunhofer, March 15, 2013


Engineer making rechargeable batteries with layered nanomaterials

Nanowerk, January 16, 2013


“Battery aging reversed to keep electric train chugging along”

John Roach , NBC News, January 3, 2013


"Entanglement Makes Quantum Batteries Almost Perfect, Say Theorists"

MIT Technology Review, The Physics arXiv Blog, November 8, 2012.

New Silicon-Based Batteries Outperform Current Batteries: 'Crushed' Porous Silicon Anodes Show Dramatic Increase in Charge-Discharge Cycles

ScienceDaily, November 1, 2012.

“New technique reveals lithium in action”

Nanowerk, posted by David L. Chandler, MIT, October 8, 2012.

“Doctoral Student Developing Next Generation of Lithium-Ion Batteries for Longer Lasting Mobile Devices, Electric Cars”,

ScienceDaily, September 27, 2012.

Nickelblock: An element's love-hate relationship with battery electrodes”,

EurekAlert!, AAAS, September 27, 2012.

“New nanostructure for batteries keeps going and going”,

Mike Ross,, May 11, 2012.

“Silicon electrodes for high density batteries”,

Fms News, March 19, 2012.

“Silicon-carbon electrodes snap, swell, don't pop”,

e! Science News, March 14, 2012.

“Startup announces big breakthrough for electric vehicle batteries”,

Dana Hull,, March 6, 2012.

Envia Systems commercialization of xEVs

2013 Envia Systems


“Battery, heal thyself: Inventing self-repairing batteries”,

Louise Lerner,, January 11, 2012.

Innovation: A Sodium-Ion Battery

J.J. McCorvey, Inc. magazine, December 2011.

“Carbon foam: The key ingredient of a better battery?”,

Marcia Goodrich,, November 18, 2011.

“Better Batteries: New Technology Improves Both Energy Capacity and Charge Rate in Rechargeable Batteries”,

ScienceDaily, November 17, 2011.

25 battery breakthroughs for gadgets, electric cars & the grid

Katie Fehrenbacher, GIGAOM, November 23, 2011.

Scalable Energy Storage: Beyond Li-Ion

Almaden Institute, August 26, 27, 2009