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  • Chemists find new way to create lithium metal electrodes for batteries

    05/15/2018 2:09:59 PM PDT · by Red Badger · 18 replies
    phys.org ^ | May 15, 2018 | by Jim Shelton, Yale University
    This image shows the schematic structure of a new battery cell with lithium metal electrodes developed at Yale and Donghua University. Credit: Yale University ________________________________________________________________________________________ Researchers at Yale and Donghua University in China have developed a new process for creating lithium metal that may boost the energy and capacity of rechargeable batteries. Lithium metal is considered the best option as a material for anodes in high-energy batteries, the researchers said, because of the metal's high potential for providing large amounts of energy and capacity in a given mass. Yet existing lithium metal electrodes, limited by low capacity and utilization efficiency,...
  • Heart to heart

    12/26/2017 8:55:20 AM PST · by Jedediah · 4 replies
    Do you see my child I am calling you to meet me heart to heart for only as our hearts become one can we then walk together as one for I desire a convening of hearts as Emmaus and Truly your heart will burn and hunger for what I shall reveal " The Hidden Manna" that is yours to partake of freely for you have overcome much but there is more. Luke 24:1335 On the Road to Emmaus 13 That very day ytwo of them were going to a village named Emmaus, about seven miles1 from Jerusalem, 14 and they...
  • Unexpected Phenomenon Observed In Lithium-Ion Batteries [self healing!]

    01/18/2018 12:06:05 PM PST · by Red Badger · 15 replies
    Oilprice.com ^ | Jan 17, 2018, 3:00 PM CST | By Brian Westenhaus
    Brookhaven National Laboratory scientists have observed an unexpected phenomenon in lithium-ion batteries the most common type of battery used to power cell phones and electric cars. As a model battery generated electric current, the scientists witnessed the concentration of lithium inside individual nanoparticles reverse at a certain point, instead of constantly increasing. This discovery, published in the journal Science Advances, is a major step toward improving the battery life of consumer electronics. Esther Takeuchi, a SUNY distinguished professor at Stony Brook University and a chief scientist in the Energy Sciences Directorate at Brookhaven Lab said, If you have a...
  • Using crumpled graphene balls to make better batteries

    01/18/2018 11:38:20 AM PST · by Red Badger · 9 replies
    techxplore.com ^ | 01/18/2018 | by Amanda Morris, Northwestern University
    Six years ago, Jiaxing Huang discovered crumpled graphene balls -- novel ultrafine particles that resemble crumpled paper balls. Credit: Jiaxing Huang ___________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ Lithium metal-based batteries have the potential to turn the battery industry upside down. With the theoretically ultra-high capacity of lithium metal used by itself, this new type of battery could power everything from personal devices to cars. "In current batteries, lithium is usually atomically distributed in another material such as graphite or silicon in the anode," explains Northwestern University's Jiaxing Huang. "But using an additional material 'dilutes' the battery's performance. Lithium is already a metal, so why not...
  • A new polymer raises the bar for lithium-sulfur batteries

    01/18/2018 11:29:53 AM PST · by Red Badger · 3 replies
    phys.org ^ | 01/18/2018 | Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory
    This illustration shows the formation of complex ion clusters during the cycling of a lithium-sulfur battery cell. The clusters consist of cationic polymer binders, battery electrolyte, and anionic sulfur-active materials. Credit: Berkeley Lab _______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ Lithium-sulfur batteries are promising candidates for replacing common lithium-ion batteries in electric vehicles since they are cheaper, weigh less, and can store nearly double the energy for the same mass. However, lithium-sulfur batteries become unstable over time, and their electrodes deteriorate, limiting widespread adoption. Now, a team of researchers led by scientists at the U.S. Department of Energy's Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab) have reported...
  • Adding lithium to tap water could prevent thousands of dementia cases, new study suggests

    08/27/2017 7:48:28 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 78 replies
    telegraph.co.uk ^ | 23 August 2017 5:34pm | Sarah Knapton, Science Editor
    Scientists at the University of Copenhagen compared dementia rates to the natural quantities of lithium in water for more than 800,000 people in Denmark, from areas occupied by nearly half of the population. They found that in places where lithium was highest, the dementia rate fell by 17 per cent compared to those with the lowest levels. Although researchers warn that the link could be due to other environmental factors, they say that it is worth investigating whether adding lithium to tap water could be a cheap way of protecting large numbers of people from dementia. Lithium is a metallic...
  • Train car carrying Lithium batteries explodes near downtown Houston

    04/25/2017 12:53:20 PM PDT · by LouieFisk · 34 replies
    KHOU ^ | April 24, 2017 | KHOU.com Staf
    A train car carrying lithium batteries exploded just north of downtown Houston on Sunday. The blast was so strong, it broke windows in nearby homes. "The moment that I got into the threshold and got inside an explosion went off and it threw me into the other side of the door, so there was a tremendous amount of force I had no idea what was happening." said Tashi Garcia, who lives nearby the railroad tracks. After the ringing in his ears subsided, he said he checked out the damage to his home. There were broken windows and cracks along...
  • New Clues to How Lithium Soothes the Bipolar Brain May Shed Light on Other Mental Illnesses

    10/25/2016 2:04:53 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 19 replies
    Science Magazine ^ | Oct. 18, 2016 | Meredith Wadman
    The second century C.E. Greek physician and philosopher Galen advised patients suffering from disorders of the spirit to bathe in and drink hot spring water. Modern day brain scientists have posited that Galen’s prescription delivered more than a placebo effect. Lithium has for decades been recognized as an effective mood stabilizer in bipolar disease, and lithium salts may have been present in the springs Galen knew. Yet exactly how lithium soothes the mind has been less than clear. Now, a team led by Ben Cheyette, a neuroscientist at the University of California in San Francisco (UCSF), has linked its success...
  • Tesla, Apple and Uber Push Lithium Prices Even Higher

    10/18/2016 7:03:50 AM PDT · by bananaman22 · 12 replies
    Oilprice.com ^ | 18-10-2016 | James
    After more than tripling in price this year, Lithium is no longer that dull commodity we take for granted in our consumer electronics: Its the commodity powering the next, undeniable energy revolution. The tight supply picture emerging as electric cars, mega-batteries and massive energy storage solutions become the cornerstones of our lives could be on the edge of turning new lithium explorers into the next barons.
  • Feds Thinking About Killing 31,000 Mining Jobs To Protect A Chicken

    10/08/2016 5:26:46 PM PDT · by george76 · 35 replies
    The Daily Caller News ^ | 10/08/2016 | Andrew Follett
    A new report has government officials considering setting 10 million acres of across six states in the American west off limits to mining and development to protect the chicken-like Greater Sage Grouse, which is not an endangered species. The U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) report found that much of the Sage Grouses habitat sits on top of extremely valuable deposits of minerals including gold, copper, lithium, silver, uranium and many others. The USGS report means that the governments most restrictive grouse protection plan could kill even more than 31,000 jobs and lead to more than $5.6 billion in reduced annual economic...
  • Electric Car Boom In Jeopardy: Need The Worlds Entire Lithium Supply Annually To Meet Demand

    09/20/2016 7:09:13 PM PDT · by Lorianne · 43 replies
    Daily Sheeple ^ | 18 September 2016
    Developing lithium shortages could pose a very big problem for the up and coming electric car industry. According to recent statistics, demand is already outstripping supply by 15%, which explains why the price of lithium has moved higher since the start of the higher. But its not finished yet. Experts says this number is about to spike much higher. We know that Chevy is releasing the Bolt this year and that will put further weight on the market, but its Elon Musks plans for Tesla that could really put pressure on resource producers. The company is preparing to role out...
  • Could A Lithium Shortage De-Rail The Electric Car Boom?

    08/25/2016 7:51:18 AM PDT · by bananaman22 · 49 replies
    Oilprice.com ^ | 25-08-2016 | Jim
    Weve gone electric, and theres no going back at this point. Lithium is our new fuel, but like fossil fuels, the reserves were currently tapping into are finiteand thats what investors can take to the bank. You may think lithium got too popular too fast. You may suspect electric vehicles are too much buzz and not enough real future. You may, in short, be a lithium skeptic, one of many. And yet, despite this skepticism, lithium demand is rising steadily and sharply, and indications that a shortage may be looming are very real. It wont be a shortage in terms...
  • Why Lithium Will See Another Price Spike This Fall

    07/19/2016 7:25:18 AM PDT · by bananaman22 · 11 replies
    Oilprice.com ^ | 19-07-2016 | The Guru
    So far, lithium has been the hottest metal of 2016, beating out gold, with exponential demand expected over the coming years. Although the price trajectory of the metal has been subdued in recent months, the fundamentals behind the long-term trajectory suggest strong potential for long-term growth. Price doubling from 2014/2015 was first seen in China and is now being felt worldwide, with lithium hydroxide prices from $16-20 and carbonate prices from $12-14 thousand USD per ton.
  • Discovery could open the door to cellphone and car batteries that last five times longer

    05/23/2016 10:51:48 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 40 replies
    phys.org ^ | 23 MAY 2016 | Provided by: University of Texas at Dallas
    A University of Texas at Dallas researcher has made a discovery that could open the door to cellphone and car batteries that last five times longer than current ones. Dr. Kyeongjae Cho, professor of materials science and engineering in the Erik Jonsson School of Engineering and Computer Science, has discovered new catalyst materials for lithium-air batteries that jumpstart efforts at expanding battery capacity. The research was published in Nature Energy. "There's huge promise in lithium-air batteries. However, despite the aggressive research being done by groups all over the world, those promises are not being delivered in real life," Cho said....
  • Lithium War Heats Up After Epic Launch Of Tesla Model 3

    04/20/2016 8:31:48 AM PDT · by bananaman22 · 46 replies
    Oilprice.com ^ | 20-04-2016 | Elon
    The unveiling of Teslas Model 3 electric car was no less than the lifting of the final curtain on a game-changing energy revolution. And if we follow that revolution to its core, we arrive at lithiumour new gasoline for which the feeding frenzy has only just begun. Unveiled just on 31 March and already with 325,000 orders, it seems that the market, too, understands that the Model 3 is more than just another electric vehicle. In one week alone, Tesla has racked up around $14 billion in implied future sales, making it the biggest one-week launch of any product ever....
  • Electric Car War Sends Lithium Prices Sky High

    02/23/2016 4:00:07 PM PST · by bananaman22 · 30 replies
    Oilprice.com ^ | 23-02-2016 | Page
    With lithium prices skyrocketing beyond wildest expectations, talk heating up about acquisitions and mergers in this space and a fast-brewing war among electric car rivals, it’s no wonder everyone’s bullish on this golden commodity that promises to become the ‘’new gasoline”. Moreover, land grabs, rising price predictions, and expectations of a major demand spike are leaping out of the shadows of a pending energy revolution and a new technology-driven resource era. For once, we have agreement across the board on a commodity: Demand for lithium will continue to rise throughout the year--and beyond--spurred by the rise of battery mega/gigafactories and...
  • Forget Vegas, Nevada Is Now About Reno And Lithium

    10/30/2015 8:13:05 AM PDT · by bananaman22 · 31 replies
    Oilprice.com ^ | 30-10-2015 | lit
    Nevada is booming as lithium companies rush in to stake out targets and massive business development gets underway, from Tesla to Amazon and Apple. As the state’s southwest corner fills up with new lithium players, Tesla gears up for its battery gigafactory and the world’s largest data center sets up shop, Nevada is poised for one of the greatest economic revival stories of the century. In an exclusive interview with Oilprice.com, Brian Findlay, President and CEO of Dajin Resources Corp., discusses: • How Tesla’s gigafactory is sparking a massive resurgence in Nevada • Why other giant businesses are setting up...
  • New design points a path to the 'ultimate' battery

    10/29/2015 12:35:31 PM PDT · by Red Badger · 34 replies
    phys.org ^ | October 29, 2015 | Provided by: University of Cambridge
    A schematic showing the formation of lithium hydroxide (LiOH) on the graphene electrode on discharging a non-aqueous lithium-oxygen battery in the presence of the redox mediator, lithium iodide, and trace water. On charging, the iodide is oxidized to iodine, which helps to remove the LiOH and reform the bare graphene electrode. Credit: Tao Liu, Gabriella Bocchetti and Clare P. Grey ========================================================================================================================================== 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 times, showing how several of the problems holding...
  • Lithium Market Set To Explode All Eyes Are On Nevada

    10/07/2015 7:00:32 AM PDT · by bananaman22 · 13 replies
    Oilprice.com ^ | 07-10-2015 | lit
    While other commodities are floundering or completely collapsing in this market, lithiumthe critical mineral in the emerging battery gigafactory waris poised to explode, and going forward Nevada is emerging as the front line in this pending American lithium boom. Most of the worlds lithium comes from Argentina, Chile, Bolivia, Australia and China, but American resources being developed by new entrants into this market have set up the state of Nevada to become the key venue and proving ground for game-changing trade in this everyday mineral. Nevada is about to get a boost first from Teslas (NASDAQ:TSLA) upcoming battery gigafactory, and...
  • Nevada lawmakers frustrated by Teslas Mexican lithium deal

    09/03/2015 10:00:15 AM PDT · by thackney · 28 replies
    Washington Time ^ | September 3, 2015 | Associated Press
    Electric carmaker Tesla has announced that it will obtain lithium for its batteries from two companies in northern Mexico, leaving Nevada lawmakers who approved major tax incentives for the company frustrated. In 2014 the Nevada Legislature approved $1.3 billion in tax incentives for Teslas Reno gigafactory. The Las Vegas Sun reports that during legislative debates over the incentive package, there was speculation that Tesla would boost the states lithium industry...