Galvanic cell
A galvanic cell, or voltaic cell, named after Luigi Galvani, or Alessandro Volta respectively, is an electrochemical cell that derives electrical energy from spontaneous redox reactions taking place w...
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From Allergens To Anodes: Pollen Derived Battery Electrodes
Pollens, the bane of allergy sufferers, could represent a boon for battery makers: Recent research has suggested their potential use as anodes in lithium-ion batteries. 'Our findings have demonstrated...
Energy Storage: You’ll Never Be-Leaf What Makes Up This Battery
Scientists at the University of Maryland have a new recipe for batteries: Bake a leaf, and add sodium. They used a carbonized oak leaf, pumped full of sodium, as a demonstration battery’s negative ter...
New Design Points A Path To The ‘Ultimate’ Battery
Scientists have developed a working laboratory demonstrator of a lithium-oxygen battery which has very high energy density, is more than 90% efficient, and, to date, can be recharged more than 2000 ti...
Saltwater Lamps For Those in Need
In first world countries, light and electricity may be something taken for granted. When one ambles into a business office, it’s uncommon to marvel at the fluorescents above when they flicker on. All ...
New Battery Technologies Take On Lithium-Ion
Lithium-ion batteries remain the technology-of-choice for today’s crop of electric cars, but challengers are revving up to try to upset the current order. An article in Chemical & Engineering News (C&...
Novel Battery Uses Light To Produce Power (video)
The researchers developed a battery with a titanium nitride photoanode that is highly stable and thus far safer than conventional options. Under normal indoor lighting, it discharged electric current ...
Dawn Of A New Era: The Revolutionary Ion Engine That Took Spacecraft To Ceres
The NASA spacecraft Dawn has spent more than seven years travelling across the Solar System to intercept the asteroid Vesta and the dwarf planet Ceres. Now in orbit around Ceres, the probe has returne...
ABC Science: Making fuel out of thin air
In a discovery that experts say could revolutionise fuel cell technology, scientists have found that graphene, the world's thinnest, strongest and most impermeable material, can allow protons to pass ...
Charge your Mobile Phone in 30 Seconds
A mobile phone charger has been developed to charge a mobile in just 30 seconds from empty to full. StoreDot, an Israeli startup firm is behind this technology. StoreDot CEO Doron Myersdorf in an ...
Startup Makes a New Kind of Flexible, Printed Battery
A California startup is developing flexible, rechargeable batteries that can be printed cheaply on commonly used industrial screen printers. Imprint Energy, of Alameda, California, has been testing it...
Battery Advance Could Help Solve Renewable Energy Intermittency
MIT Technology Review - Low-cost materials could make storing hours of power from a wind farm economically feasible.
Portable fuel cells arrive: Will your next battery be a water fountain?
Portable fuel cells are finally coming of age. Using clever chemistry and designer colors, MyFC is bringing a palm-sized unit to REI stores that allows recharging smartphones and other small devices.
Spray-on, paint-based lithium-ion batteries
The research team has successfully used this technique to turn objects such as a beer mug, bathroom tiles, and sheets of glass and stainless steel into lithium-ion batteries.
New sulfur-based battery is safer, cheaper, more powerful than lithium-ion
Scientists at the DoE's Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) have struck the battery mother lode: They've created an all-solid lithium-sulfur battery that is cheaper, less flammable, and has four time...
Alkaline battery
Alkaline batteries are a type of primary batteries dependent upon the reaction between zinc and manganese dioxide (Zn/MnO2). A rechargeable alkaline battery allows reuse of specially designed cells.Co...
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Aluminium battery
Aluminium–air batteries or Al–air batteries produce electricity from the reaction of oxygen in the air with aluminium. They have one of the highest energy densities of all batteries, but they are not ...
Atomic battery
The terms atomic battery, nuclear battery, tritium battery and radioisotope generator are used to describe a device which uses energy from the decay of a radioactive isotope to generate electricity. ...
Bunsen cell
The Bunsen cell is a zinc-carbon primary cell (colloquially called a "battery") composed of a zinc anode in dilute sulfuric acid separated by a porous pot from a carbon cathode in nitric or chromic ac...
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Chromic acid cell
The Chromic acid cell was a type of primary cell which used chromic acid as a depolarizer. The chromic acid was usually made by acidifying (with sulfuric acid) a solution of potassium dichromate. Th...
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Clark cell
The Clark cell, invented by English engineer Josiah Latimer Clark in 1873, is a wet-chemical cell (colloquially: battery) that produces a highly stable voltage. In 1893, the output of the Clark cell a...
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Daniell cell
The Daniell cell is a type of electrochemical cell invented in 1836 by John Frederic Daniell, a British chemist and meteorologist, and consisted of a copper pot filled with a copper sulfate solution, ...
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Earth battery
An Earth battery is a pair of electrodes made of two dissimilar metals, such as iron and copper, which are buried in the soil or immersed in the sea. Earth batteries act as water activated batteries a...
Grove cell
The Grove cell was an early electric primary cell named after its inventor, British chemist William Robert Grove, and consisted of a zinc anode in dilute sulfuric acid and a platinum cathode in concen...
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Leclanché cell
The Leclanché cell is a battery invented and patented by the French Scientist Georges Leclanché in 1866.The battery contained a conducting solution (electrolyte) of ammonium chloride, a cathode (posit...
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Lithium air battery
The lithium-air battery, Li-air for short, is a metal-air battery chemistry that uses the oxidation of lithium at the anode and reduction of oxygen at the cathode to induce a current flow. It is an al...
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Lithium battery
Lithium batteries are disposable (primary) batteries that have lithium metal or lithium compounds as an anode.They stand apart from other batteries in their high charge density (long life) and high co...
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Mercury battery
A mercury battery (also called mercuric oxide battery, or mercury cell) is a non-rechargeable electrochemical battery, a primary cell. Mercury batteries use a reaction between mercuric oxide and zinc ...
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Molten salt battery
Molten salt batteries (including liquid metal batteries) are a class of battery that uses molten salts as an electrolyte and offers both a high energy density and a high power density. Traditional 'us...
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