PNNL team develops sodium-manganese oxide electrodes for sodium-ion rechargeable batteries

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The resulting improved electrical capacity and recharging lifetime of the nanowires. Lithium-ion rechargeable batteries perform well, but are too expensive for widespread use on the grid. Sodium-ion batteries have been discussed in the literature. Sodium.

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Empa, UNIGE team develop prototype solid-state sodium battery; focus on improving the solid-solid interface

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Researchers at Empa and the University of Geneva (UNIGE) have developed a prototype of a novel solid-state sodium battery with the potential to store extra energy and with improved safety. Rechargeable all-solid-state batteries promise higher energy density and improved operational safety.

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Faradion demonstrates proof-of-concept sodium-ion electric bike

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British battery R&D company Faradion has demonstrated a proof-of-concept electric bike powered by sodium-ion batteries at the headquarters of Williams Advanced Engineering, which collaborated in the development of the bike. Sodium-ion intercalation batteries—i.e.,

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UT Austin team identifies promising new cathode material for sodium-ion batteries: eldfellite

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Sodium-ion intercalation batteries—i.e., However, sodium-ion batteries face issues related to performance, weight and instability of materials. Sodium ion intercalation and storage is challenging because Na ions are about 70% larger in radius than Li ions.

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New high energy, highly stable cathode for sodium-ion batteries

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F 0.7 , for sodium-ion (Na-ion) batteries (NIBs). —can function as an excellent cathode for rechargeable sodium-ion batteries with a high energy density. Ragone plot for the new Na 1.5 VPO 4.8 cathode and other cathode materials for NIBs. Credit: ACS, Park et al.

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Stanford team develops sodium-ion battery with performance equivalent to Li-ion, but at much lower cost

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Stanford researchers have developed a sodium-ion battery (SIB) that can store the same amount of energy as a state-of-the-art lithium ion, at substantially lower cost. As reported in a paper in Nature Energy , the Stanford team achieved four-sodium storage in a Na 2 C 6 O 6 electrode with a reversible capacity of 484 mAh g −1 , an energy density of 726 Wh kg −1 cathode , an energy efficiency above 87% and a good cycle retention.

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BASF investigating sodium-air batteries as alternative to Li-air; patent application filed with USPTO

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In a paper in Nature Materials , a team of researchers from BASF SE and Justus-Liebig-Universität Gießen report on the performance of a sodium-air (sodium superoxide) cell. M solution of sodium triflate salt (NaSO 3 CF 3 ) in diethylene glycol dimethyl ether (DEGDME).

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U Waterloo team identifies key reaction in sodium-air batteries; implications for improving Li-air

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Chemists at the University of Waterloo have identified the key reaction that takes place in sodium-air batteries. The researchers from the Waterloo Institute for Nanotechnology, led by Professor Linda Nazar who holds the Canada Research Chair in Solid State Energy Materials, have described a key mediation pathway that explains why sodium-oxygen batteries are more energy efficient when compared with their lithium-oxygen counterparts.

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Researchers significantly improve H2 storage properties of sodium aluminium hydride by doping with 2D titanium carbide

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A team at Zhejiang University in China has significantly enhanced the hydrogen storage properties of sodium aluminum hydride (NaAlH 4 ) by doping it with a 2D titanium carbide (Ti 3 C2) MXene. The onset dehydrogenation temperature of the 7 wt% Ti 3 C 2 -containing NaAlH 4 sample is reduced to 100 °C, and hydrogen recharging starts at 50 °C.

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UT Austin team devises new strategy for safe, low-cost, all-solid-state rechargeable Na or Li batteries suited for EVs

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With this glass, a rechargeable battery with a metallic lithium or sodium anode and an insertion-compound as cathode may require a polymer or liquid catholyte in contact with the cathode. Researchers at the University of Texas at Austin, including Prof.

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PATHION develops new LiRAP-based solid-state electrolytes for Li-sulfur and sodium-ion batteries

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PATHION is working on a derivative for Li-sulfur batteries as well as a derivative that could be applied in a sodium-ion battery. The second presentation described the use of a solid electrolyte in a sodium-ion battery cell. Researchers at Los Alamos originally proposed a novel class of superionic solid electrolyte made of lithium rich anti-perovskites (LiRAP) to work with metallic Li-anodes and readily rechargeable cathodes.

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Amorphous titanium dioxide nanotube anodes for sodium-ion batteries show ability to self-improve specific capacity

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A team of researchers at the US Department of Energy’s Argonne National Laboratory has synthesized amorphous titanium dioxide nanotube (TiO 2 NT) electrodes directly grown on current collectors without binders and additives to use as an anode for sodium-ion batteries.

SiGNa Chemistry Demonstrates Sodium Silicate-Based Hydrogen Generation System for Portable Fuel Cells

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Prototype sodium silicate hydrogen generation system as presented earlier this year at DOE merit review. The H300 utilizes real-time swappable cartridges that generate hydrogen on demand using SiGNa’s proprietary sodium silicide (NaSi) powder.

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Researchers find tin nanoparticles promising electrode material for sodium-ion batteries

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Tin (Sn) shows promise as a robust electrode material for rechargeable sodium-ion (Na-ion) batteries, according to a new study by a team from the University of Pittsburgh and Sandia National Laboratory. Rechargeable Na-ion batteries work on the same basic principle as Li-ion batteries—i.e., reversible and rapid ion insertion and extraction, but using sodium ions rather than lithium.

Researchers propose new VO2 cathode material for aluminum-ion rechargeable battery

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Sodium-ion and magnesium-ion batteries, as new energy storage systems in portable devices, have attracted much attention of the investigators. Schematic representation of the super-valent battery during charge/discharge process. Wang et al. Click to enlarge.

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UK’s Network Rail developing a prototype battery-powered train; trying Li-ion and sodium-nickel batteries

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A battery-powered train could use non-electrified and diesel lines, and recharge their batteries at terminal stations—i.e., This train will be adapted by Bombardier and fitted with two different forms of batteries: lithium (iron magnesium) phosphate and hot sodium nickel salt.

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TU Mnchen Investigates GE Sodium/Iron Chloride Batteries for Hybrid Locomotives

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Scientists at the research neutron source FRM II of the Technische Universität München (TUM) are taking a closer look at a high performance rechargeable battery for future hybrid locomotives, the sodium/iron chloride battery manufactured by General Electric (GE). Making use of radiography, the scientists were able to visualize the level of sodium in the unopened battery.

Univ. of Texas researchers propose lithium- or sodium-water batteries as next generation of high-capacity battery technology; applicable for EVs and grid storage

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Example of a lithium-water rechargeable battery. Researchers at the University of Texas, including Dr. John Goodenough, are proposing a strategy for high-capacity next-generation alkali (lithium or sodium)-ion batteries using water-soluble redox couples as the cathode. The present sodium-sulfur battery operates above 300 °C. A = lithium or sodium (Li or Na), M represents a metal and 1 ≤ n < z. Also, sodium rather than lithium might be used as the anode.

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ANL team develops new class of Li- and Na- rechargeable batteries based on selenium and selenium-sulfur; greater volumetric energy densities than sulfur-based batteries

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Researchers at Argonne National Laboratory have developed selenium and selenium–sulfur (Se x S y )-based cathode materials for a new class of room-temperature lithium and sodium batteries. Cycling performance of Li/SeS 2 ?C, C, Li/Se?C, C, Na/SeS 2 ?C, C, and Na/Se?C C systems.

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Samsung researchers enhance energy density of Na-ion cathode materials by incorporating aluminum

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Researchers from the Samsung Advanced Institute of Technology report enhancing the energy density of manganese oxide (Na x MnO 2 ) cathode materials for sodium rechargeable batteries by incorporating aluminum.

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Goodenough and UT team report new strategy for all-solid-state Na or Li battery suitable for EVs; plating cathodes

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lithium, sodium or potassium) on a copper–carbon cathode current collector at a voltage of more than 3.0 eV of an aqueous electrolyte restricts rechargeable batteries with a long shelf life to a voltage V ≲ 1.5

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Univ. of Tokyo researchers demonstrate new “oxygen-rocking” battery

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Batteries based on this system allow the use of various anode materials, such as lithium and sodium, without the requirement to develop new cathode intercalation materials. In the new study reported in the Journal of the American Chemical Society , they used the concept and demonstrated a new battery based on a CaFeO 3 cathode with a sodium anode, in conjunction with a NaClO 4 /triglyme electrolyte.

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Antimony nanocrystals as high-capacity anode materials for both Li-ion and Na-ion batteries

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Initial studies revealed that antimony could be suitable for both rechargeable lithium- and sodium-ion batteries because it is able to store both kinds of ions. TEM image (false colored) of monodisperse antimony nanocrystals. Photo: Maksym Kovalenko Group / ETH Zürich) Click to enlarge.

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Navigant: 2016 advanced battery shipments through Q3 = 323M cells and $3.8B in sales

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For the purposes of the report, advanced batteries are defined as rechargeable batteries with a chemistry that has only entered into the market as a mass-produced product in the last two decades for use in the automotive or stationary energy storage system sectors.

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New MIT metal-mesh membrane could solve longstanding problems with liquid metal displacement batteries; inexpensive grid power storage

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A battery, based on electrodes made of sodium and nickel chloride and using thea new type of metal mesh membrane, could be used for grid-scale installations to make intermittent power sources such as wind and solar capable of delivering reliable baseload electricity. While some companies have continued to make liquid-sodium batteries for specialized uses, the cost was kept high because of the fragility of the ceramic membranes, said Sadoway, the John F.

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Army Research Lab discovers aluminum nanomaterial rapidly splits water on contact

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Scientists have known for a long time that hydrogen can be produced by adding a catalyst—such as sodium or potassium hydroxide or an acid—to aluminum. If we can recharge those batteries, they can stay out longer.

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New high-performance Na-ion battery with SO2-based catholyte; potential for other non-Li-metal-based battery systems

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Researchers in South Korea have demonstrated new type of room-temperature and high-energy density sodium rechargeable battery using a sulfur dioxide (SO 2 )-based inorganic molten complex catholyte that serves as both a Na + -conducting medium and cathode material (i.e.

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PNNL team develops high-capacity nanocomposite anode for Na-ion batteries based on multi-component alloying reactions

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Researchers at US Department of Energy (DOE) Pacific Northwest National Laboratory have demonstrated a new tin-antimony (SnSb/C) nanocomposite based on sodium (Na) alloying reactions as an anode for Na-ion battery applications.

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Industry study finds lead-acid to remain most wide-spread automotive energy storage for foreseeable future; new chemistries continue to grow

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Several battery technologies are able to provide these functions in different combinations, with nickel-metal hydride and lithium-ion batteries preferred at higher voltages due to their fast recharge capability, good discharge performance and lifetime endurance.

Researchers demonstrate concept desalination battery

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A team from Stanford University and Ruhr-Universität Bochum have demonstrated the novel concept of a “desalination battery” that uses an electrical energy input to extract sodium and chloride ions from seawater and to generate fresh water.

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BASF announces winners of the open innovation contest on energy storage

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A novel rechargeable zinc battery from the research group of Professors Paul Wright and James Evans from the University of California, Berkeley. The research group of Professor Xiangwu Zhang from North Carolina State University presents the concept of high-performance sodium-ion batteries that applies special electrode preparation methods. BASF announced the winners of the BASF Energy Contest at the “Creator Space Summit” in Ludwigshafen.

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High-capacity GQD-coated VO2 nanoarray electrodes for high-performance Li- and Na-ion batteries

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Researchers from Nanyang Technical University (NTU) in Singapore have shown high-capacity, high-rate, and durable lithium- and sodium-ion battery (LIB and NIB) performance using single-crystalline long-range-ordered bilayered VO 2 nanoarray electrodes.

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Researchers synthesize new Li-S cathode based on “carbon compartments”

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2016 78

OSU smart membrane could enable new category of high-energy, high-power energy storage for EVs

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The shelf-life of stored charge in rechargeable devices does not scale linearly with maximum SP and has led to trends referred to as ‘range-anxiety’, ‘compulsive charging’, etc. The driving miles per recharge time (min) for commercially viable battery technology is ~0.1–0.4

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Ningbo researchers propose mixed-ion Li/Na batteries

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Lithium-intercalation compounds and sodium-intercalation compounds are used for anode and cathode, respectively. Among these, the Ningbo team notes, is that only a couple of materials have been reported for the deintercalation/intercalation of sodium ions in aqueous media.

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Purdue researchers convert packing peanuts into anode materials for Li-ion batteries; outperforming graphite

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These carbonaceous electrodes could also be used for rechargeable sodium-ion batteries. Purdue researchers have developed a process to manufacture carbon-nanoparticle and microsheet anodes for Li-ion batteries from polystyrene and starch-based packing peanuts, respectively.

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Report: Sumitomo and Kyoto University developing lower temperature molten-salt battery; about 10% the cost of Li-ion

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in partnership with Kyoto University, has developed a lower temperature molten-salt rechargeable battery that promises to cost only about 10% as much as lithium ion batteries. The new battery uses sodium-containing substances melted at a high temperature. Sumitomo Electric worked with researchers at Kyoto University to develop a sodium material that melts at 57 C. The Nikkei reports that Sumitomo Electric Industries Ltd.,

Sadoway and MIT team demonstrate calcium-metal-based liquid metal battery

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Normally there is a single “itinerant ion” that passes through the electrolyte in a rechargeable battery—for example, lithium in lithium-ion batteries or sodium in sodium-sulfur.

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OSU team demonstrates concept of potassium-air battery as alternative to lithium-air systems

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V), which contributes to the low rechargeability. Potassium, an alkali metal similar to lithium (and sodium) can be used in a rechargeable battery. Voltage curves of the first discharge?charge charge cycle, K?O O 2 battery (0.5 M KPF6 in DME) at a current density of 0.16 mA/cm 2.

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MIT-led team devises new approach to designing solid ion conductors; implications for high-energy solid-state batteries

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With rapid advances in the computational capability, we envision these descriptors to be used in high-throughput studies to screen not only lithium ion conductors but also other technologically relevant ion conductors such as oxygen or sodium ion conductors.

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Argonne researchers advancing new class of selenium sulfide composite cathodes that could boost Li-ion energy density 5x

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New composite materials based on selenium (Se) sulfides used as the cathode in a rechargeable lithium-ion battery could increase Li-ion density five times, according to research carried out at the US Department of Energy’s Advanced Photon Source at Argonne National Laboratory.

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ASU team develops new solution for mitigating Li dendrite growth by tackling plating-induced residual stress

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Lithium-metal batteries are among the most promising candidates for high-density energy storage technology, but uncontrolled lithium dendrite growth, which results in poor recharging capability and safety hazards, currently is hindering their commercial potential.

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Swiss researchers devise simple procedure to enhance performance of conventional Li-ion batteries without changing chemistries

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The procedure is scalable in size, so the use of rechargeable batteries can be optimized in all areas of application—e.g., And it has the additional bonus of being transferable to other anode-cathode batteries such as those based on sodium.

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