Power pellets: A transmission electron micrograph
of nanostructures made of titanium oxide (light
material) and sulfur (dark material).


Nanostructures Boost Battery Life Fivefold

The materials could make batteries that store more than twice as much energy as lithium-ion ones.

By Kevin Bullis on January 8, 2013

Some of the most promising battery chemistries—which, in theory, could store several times more energy than today’s lithium-ion batteries and cost much less—have a fatal flaw. They can’t be recharged very often before they stop working, making them useless for applications such as electric vehicles. Now researchers at Stanford have created novel nanostructures that greatly increase the number of times one of these chemistries can be recharged, even to levels high enough for many commercial applications.

Read more: Nanostructures Boost Battery Life Fivefold | MIT Technology Review.

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