Tohoku University

Scientists Use Multivalent Cation Additives to Rid Rechargeable Batteries of a Common Pitfall

Researchers at Tohoku University have unearthed a means to stabilize lithium or sodium depositions in rechargeable batteries, helping keep their metallic structure intact. The discovery prevents potential battery degradation and short circuiting, and paves the way for higher energy-density metal-anode batteries. Courtesy of Tohoku University Scientists are ever-seeking to develop … [continued]

A 4 V-Class Metal-Free Organic Lithium-ion Battery Gets Closer to Reality

A joint research team from Tohoku University and the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) has made a significant advancement towards high-voltage metal-free lithium-ion batteries that use a small organic molecule, croconic acid. The breakthrough moves us closer to realizing metal-free, high-energy, and inexpensive lithium-ion batteries. Unlike conventional lithium-ion batteries, … [continued]

Lithium Borohydride Battery — Whole New Generation Of Solid-State Batteries Possible Thanks To New Research

Researchers have finally worked out how to utilize rock salt Lithium Borohydride (LiBH4) as a battery material at normal atmospheric pressure and room temperature, according to recent reports. Specifically, they’ve discovered how to use the well-known material as lithium ion conductor. The advance — which could lead to a whole … [continued]