X-Ray Images Help Researchers Visualize Lithium-Ion Reaction Rates-BATTERY POWER ONLINE | In new research published in Nature, researchers from MIT, Stanford University, SLAC National Accelerator, and the Toyota Research Institute have been able to visualize the reactivity of lithium iron phosphate, watching the patterns of lithium-ion flow via X-ray images, which revealed spatial variations in the rate at which lithium ions are… more..
Funding News, Recycling Launches, New UPS Power Ratings, More-BATTERY POWER NEWS | News from around the battery industry including funding updates for Mitra Future Technologies and Iontra, new company divisions for Custom Electronics, Inc. and BCA Industries, plans for a new battery cell electrode manufacturing facility in the United States, and more. more..
Summer Weather Puts Backup Power in the Spotlight -BATTERY POWER INSIGHTS | Summertime is here and storm season is kicking into high gear—along with devastating summer heat—which means disaster preparedness is a heightened priority for many companies. It’s a good time for IT leaders and industry professionals to re-familiarize themselves with current uninterruptible power system (UPS) offerings and accompanying battery technologies to ensure… more..
Nanomaterials in Battery Production Require New Dust Control Strategies-BATTERY POWER INSIGHTS | Nanomaterials are increasingly important for lithium-ion (Li-ion) battery production. But dust control measures that are designed for larger particulate may not provide adequate control for submicron particles. Dust collection system design must account for the unique physical and chemical properties of nanomaterials used in battery production. more..
Surprising Sugar: New Catalysis for Flow Battery-BATTERY POWER NEWS | A research team from the Department of Energy’s Pacific Northwest National Laboratory reports a surprising catalysis step using a common sugar that maintained a flow battery’s capacity to store and release energy for more than a year of continuous charge and discharge. more..
Leak Sniffer for Li-ion Battery Production Pfeiffer Vacuum offers leak testing solutions for Li-ion battery production. The ASM 306 Helium/hydrogen sniffer leak detector finds the smallest leaks in battery cells, cell components, cooling circuits, battery modules, as well as on complete battery packs to ensure protection from moisture ingress.