Simulation method identifies materials for better batteries

15 Sep 2014

Researchers from the University of Cambridge have devised a new simulation technique which reliably predicts the structure and behaviour of different materials, in order to accelerate the development of next-generation batteries for a wide range of applications.

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Chemists develop MRI technique for peeking inside battery-like devices

01 Aug 2014

A team of chemists from the University of Cambridge and New York University has developed a method for examining the inner workings of battery-like devices called supercapacitors, which can be charged up extremely quickly and can deliver high electrical power. Their technique, based on magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), establishes a means for monitoring and potentially enhancing the performance of such devices.

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Lifting the lid on silicon batteries

03 Feb 2014

Resolving the mystery of what happens inside batteries when silicon comes into contact with lithium could accelerate the commercialisation of next-generation high capacity batteries, for use in mobile phones and other applications.

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Graphene: Taking the wonder-stuff from dream to reality

24 Jan 2013

A centre for research on graphene, a material which has the potential to revolutionise numerous industries, ranging from healthcare to electronics, is to be created at the University of Cambridge. The University has been a hub for graphene engineering from the very start and now aims to make this “wonder material” work in real-life applications.

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Todd-Hamied Laboratory at the Department of Chemistry opens

11 Aug 2011

The University of Cambridge’s Department of Chemistry has today unveiled the new, cutting-edge Todd-Hamied Laboratory. The laboratory will explore harnessing materials for energy storage and conversion in an effort to develop the next generation of batteries and fuel cells.

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