As batteries chargecand discharge cycles, their electrodes expand and contract, whic leads to gradual battery degradation. Now, a team of researchers has a new kind of nanoparticle that may ease the problem.
There’s an apparent gap between a battery breakthrough and its adoption. I looked into three areas of buzz-y battery research to find out how close they are to — as that tired old adage goes — truly changing the world.
Electrical grid technology, once hidden behind massive barbed wire fences, is now seeping slowly into our homes. It's a change that will see kids of the future freaking out over kilowatt hours, not terabytes of storage.