Monday, July 02, 2012

Powered By Lithium: New Li-ion Battery Holds Seven Times More Energy

  Now we need all these new Lithium Batteries as never before - we have the few short years left to Leave The Oil Before It Leaves Us. Cost of Lithium batteries and Energy Density will be the key to the mass market of Electric Cars.

Lithium Batteries: Envia Systems - 400 Wh/kg is here! - Electric Cars with 300 Miles Range.

 "If we can marry Tesla's abilities and ambitions with new Lithium batteries for Electric Cars from Envia Systems we can have the US based mass market production base for the Electric Cars."

Lithium Catalyst: Tesla CEO Elon Musk: Half Of New Cars Will Be Electric In 15-20 Years!

"Antony Ingram reports on the very ambitious predictions by Elon Musk about the Electric Cars future. Tesla Model S is in the headlines this week after its launch and Elon Musk knows what he is talking about - breaking the spell that Electric Cars are not as good as the conventional ones. Tesla Model S is up to this task - next step is the cheaper Electric Cars which can bring the real mass market."

Reinventing Fire: The Business-led Transition Beyond Oil and Coal To Electric Cars and Alternative Energy

"Can we make it this time? Will we buy our own technology, but made in China again? We are slipping dangerously behind the point of no return, blindfolded by special interests towards impending Oil Peak and following it Energy Crunch."

Development of clean technologies has made dependence on batteries, especially Lithium-ion batteries, a lot more than before. They find application in a wide variety of stuff, ranging from electric cars to energy back up storage and also most electronic gadgets like smart phones and laptops. To accentuate these technologies the battery life has to shoot up, without increasing the size.
Researches have been going on at the Environmental Molecular Sciences Laboratory and they have come up with a neoteric idea. The Silicon nano particles, on swell up, increase the amount of lithium ions that can be stored and thereby resulting in a lithium ion battery that can store energy sevenfold.
Thus, this technology not only enables electronic gadgets run longer on a single charge but also increase their lifetime.
The EMSL researchers explained that, lithium ions flow from the cathode to anode, through an electrolyte, commonly made of Carbon. During recharging the ions are forced back to the cathode where they started.
Researches are on to build a new type of anode consisting of a single silicon particle inside the carbon shells. With this new design, the lithium ions flowing from the cathode, through the electrolyte, diffuse through the carbon shells, thereby entering the silicon. Therefore making it capable of holding ten times as many as lithium ions as carbon.
The most amazing part of this new design is that, the silicon nano particles that swell when filled with lithium ions, do not burst the carbon shell.  This system not only improves the performance manifold, but also makes batteries affordable."

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