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Safe battery tech prevents “thermal runaway”

If it gets too hot, get out of the battery! Researchers at Stanford University have developed a lithium-ion battery that shuts down automatically as it begins to overheat. 346 more words

Alternative Energy

From ORNL: "ORNL researchers use neutrons to gain insight into battery inefficiency"

Oak Ridge National Laboratory

January 19, 2016
Dawn Levy, Communications
levyd@ornl.gov
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In a Fluid Interface Reactions, Structures and Transport Center project to probe a battery’s atomic activity during its first charging cycle, Robert Sacci and colleagues used the Spallation Neutron Source’s vibrational spectrometer to gain chemical information. 923 more words

Applied Research & Technology

New Battery Tech Could Prevent Electronics Fires

You may have heard about so-called “hoverboards” catching fire in recent months. They aren’t the only items prone to this problem, but they are the most newsworthy of late. 289 more words

Business

Battery Show Seeks Program Ideas

NOVI — The Battery Show conference, the electrical and Hybrid Vehicle Technology Show and the Critical Power Expo are returning to the Suburban Collection Showplace in Novi Sept. 133 more words

Featured

Gentherm Wins Contract For Battery Thermal Management

NORTHVILLE — Gentherm Inc. (NASDAQ:THRM), the Northville-based developer of thermal management technologies, has been awarded another contract for its new battery thermal management system, a thermoelectric cooling system for batteries used in hybrid and electrified vehicles. 229 more words

Featured

Sony developing more efficient battery technology

Sony to develop batteries which are 40% more efficient than lithium ion ones.

In this information age, the world at your fingertips is not enough. What is required is that your devices keep having the juice that keeps them running, in the first place. 180 more words

Design & Development

From 40,000 grams to 100 grams

An infographic that illustrates the dramatic reduction in the weight of the mobile phone since 1946.

All Things Mobile