Week 24-30 June 2019
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X-ray scan of solid-state batteries
Researchers from Georgia Tech have scanned solid-state batteries with X-ray computed tomography to document their degradation in real time. The new data should help scientists come up with ways to make solid-state batteries more durable.
Impact areas: Solid-state battery durability
Di-block oligomer aqueous battery
A team of researchers reports that "a novel di-block oligomer (DNVBr), serving as the negative electrode of an all-organic aqueous battery, is shown to offer exceptional output capabilities," quoting capacity of "up to 105 mAh/g" and a lifetime of 6500 cycles.
Impact areas: Aqueous battery durability and performance
Model for potential distributions in liquid metal batteries
A research team has presented a model "for computing three-dimensional current and potential distributions" in batteries and demonstrated its application to a liquid metal battery.
Impact areas: Liquid metal battery research and design
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