Paul Scherrer Institute

Lithium-Ion Batteries Aren’t So Bad After All

A Swiss research group has proven that we don’t need to rush to reinvent batteries. They have improved the performance of conventional lithium ion batteries without even changing the chemical composition.
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Clogged Ions Make Batteries Inefficient

Researchers discovered that the ions inside a battery should flow back and forth from one electrode to another, but it turns out that they often get stuck, causing “traffic jams” that reduce capacity. Now that the problem has been identified, several possible solutions could improve batteries in the near future.

How to Turn Pollution into Batteries

Although it is possible to remove greenhouse gases from the air, the process has been prohibitively expensive. But what if the same gases that pollute the environment could be broken down into valuable material... Read More...