Lithium Air Battery

Lithium Air Battery

The lithium-air (Li-air) battery works by using the cells inside to create voltage from the availability of oxygen molecules (O2). This is the positive electrode. The oxygen molecules (O2) then react with the positively charged lithium ions, forming lithium peroxide (Li2O2) and in doing so, generating electrical energy. Electrons are removed from the electrode. This […]

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Molten Salt Battery

Molten Salt Battery

Molten salt batteries contain two electrodes, the cathode and the anode, usually made from nickel and aluminium. Salt is solid when at room temperature, but heating it to 180 C turns the salt to a liquid. This is known as a molten state. When the salt is molten, charged particles (ions) in the liquid can […]

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Scientists Invent 30 Year Continuous Power Laptop Battery

Scientists Invent 30 Year Continuous Power Laptop Battery

Your next laptop could have a continuous power battery that lasts for 30 years without a single recharge thanks to work being funded by the U.S. Air Force Research Laboratory. The breakthrough betavoltaic power cells are constructed from semiconductors and use radioisotopes as the energy source. As the radioactive material decays it emits beta particles […]

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Internal Battery Design History

Internal Battery Design History

The wireless revolution lead to an increase in use of PDAs, MP3s, MP4s, Laptops, Smart phones, DVD players and other portable devices. This increased the need for smart and high capacity portable batteries. Old portable batteries however, were not typical in design. First, high performance portable devices require an electrical current. There are two kinds […]

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What to do with old rechargeable batteries

What to do with old rechargeable batteries

Do you know what you do with your old batteries if you need to dispose of them? Also, batteries wear down or lose their effectiveness and must be replaced. Batteries are usually used in laptops, digital cameras, mobile phones, video cameras, cordless power tools, toys and remote controls. And all AA, AAA, 9 volt batteries […]

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Nanomaterial Boosts Efficiency of Salinity Power Technology

Nanomaterial Boosts Efficiency of Salinity Power Technology

The work of Yi Cui, Associate Professor of Materials Science and Engineering at Stanford University, has garnered a great deal of interest, especially with his paper “High Performance Silicon Nanowire Field Effect Transistors” that has become the second most cited paper in the ACS journal Nano Letters over the past 10 years. A few years […]

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Batteries for Stationary, Grid Storage

Batteries for Stationary, Grid Storage

History of Stationary Batteries Stationary batteries were previously almost always lead acid. Size and weight is of lesser concern. The limited cycle count does not pose a major problem because the batteries are seldom deep discharged. Large stationary systems were mostly mature flooded systems that provide a reliable and economical service, but they needed regular […]

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Batteries for Medical, Consumer, & Hobbyist

Batteries for Medical, Consumer, & Hobbyist

It seems as if batteries for consumer products are benefiting the most from technological advancements, and that industrial batteries are being left behind. While this may appear so on the outside, we must examine the constraints under which industrial batteries are designed to operate. Consumer batteries are made for long runtimes, whereas the main objective […]

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Troubleshooting Why Your Laptop Battery Drains Quickly

Troubleshooting Why Your Laptop Battery Drains Quickly

Actual battery life will vary with the habits of a laptop computer usage.¬†There are several factors to consider when determining if the time comes, you replace the battery. This Information can also apply to the new battery, which you recently purchased that has been fit to give you. The two primary things to consider when […]

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