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How nanoparticles give electrons away

Researchers have succeeded in quantifying the charge that is lost by a platinum nanoparticle when it is deposited onto a typical oxide support. Their work brings the possibility of designing nanoparticles with tailor-made properties a step closer.

Posted: Dec 22nd, 2015

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New hybrid electrolyte for solid-state lithium batteries

Scientists have developed a novel electrolyte for use in solid-state lithium batteries that overcomes many of the problems that plague other solid electrolytes while also showing signs of being compatible with next-generation cathodes.

Posted: Dec 22nd, 2015

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Real-time tracking shows how batteries degrade

How disposable Lithium batteries degrade during normal use has been tracked in real-time using sophisticated 3D imaging, giving a new way to non-invasively monitor performance loss and guide the development of more effective commercial battery designs.

Posted: Dec 18th, 2015

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