08 Jan '15, 8pm

Particles Make Paths to Get More Out of Batteries

A major fraction of the energy in all batteries lies untapped. Now, scientists have found a new way to pull some of it out—materials that change into pathways for electricity within the battery over time. The scientists report their results this week in the journal Science . "Under many uses, a battery may be used to 80 percent of its capacity," says researcher Esther Takeuchi , an energy storage expert at Stony Brook University in New York who collaborated with scientists at Brookhave National Laboratory on the discovery. "However, depending on the system, the value can be lower, around 50 percent." The problem is that charge does not flow within batteries as well as it could. Takeuchi and her colleagues have developed a strategy that could help batteries recover some of this otherwise wasted energy. "Our goal is to improve the utilization of the battery," Takeuchi says. ...

Full article: http://spectrum.ieee.org/energywise/green-tech/fuel-cells...

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spectrum.ieee.org 15 Jan '15, 6pm

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