Energy Release Quantification for Li-Ion Battery Failures

The growing application of lithium-ion batteries brings with it an increased risk of unanticipated energy releases and thermal runaway. Quantifying battery energy release characteristics during product design can help mitigate those risks.

All-Carbon Lithium Rechargeable Battery Developed

Researchers at the Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute developed a new rechargeable lithium battery that is completely made of carbon components. Unlike traditional lithium-ion batteries, this new battery is made without toxic metal cobalt.

Researchers Improving Lithium-ion Battery Performance and Capacity

USC Viterbi School of Engineering researchers have developed a better-performing and less expensive lithium battery for use in anodes and cathodes. The new design features a silicon anode that is three times more powerful and lasts longer than traditional anodes.