Batteries & Other Energy Storage Devices

January 2023
SCHURTER Receives PSE-JET Approval for High-Performance SMD Fuses

SCHURTER Receives PSE-JET Approval for High-Performance SMD Fuses

­SCHURTER product family types UMZ 250, UMF 250, UMK 250 according to IEC 60127-4 have received the Japanese PSE-Jet approval.  The newly marked packaging will be rolled out the first week of April 2023, date code 2314 or higher on the label.  SCHURTER offers a wide range of circuit protection solutions
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Date:
01/30/2023
DoE Announces $125 Million for Research to Enable Next-Gen Batteries and Energy Storage

DoE Announces $125 Million for Research to Enable Next-Gen Batteries and Energy Storage

­Today, the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) announced $125 million for basic research on rechargeable batteries to provide foundational knowledge needed to transform and decarbonize our energy system through the development and adoption of cost-effective and clean energy sources. The national, ec
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Date:
01/27/2023
UC Irvine Researchers Decipher Atomic-Scale Imperfections in Lithium-Ion Batteries

UC Irvine Researchers Decipher Atomic-Scale Imperfections in Lithium-Ion Batteries

­As lithium-ion batteries have become a ubiquitous part of our lives through their use in consumer electronics, automobiles and electricity storage facilities, researchers have been working to improve their power, efficiency and longevity. As detailed in a paper published today in Nature Materials, scientist
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Date:
01/27/2023
Lithium-sulfur technology comes closer to challenging Li-ion

Microstructure and elemental mapping (silicon, oxygen and sulfur) of porous sulfur-containing interlayer after 500 charge-discharge cycles in lithium-sulfur cell

Batteries are the hottest topic in the technology field. Many chemistries are being investigated to try either replace the Li-ion batteries we use today, or to provide a solution for an individual application and save on the amount of lithium that is extracted. Although none of the research has really come to f
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Date:
01/17/2023
Researchers Create Smaller, Cheaper Flow Batteries for Clean Energy

Researchers with flow battery

­Clean energy is the leading solution for climate change. But solar and wind power are inconsistent at producing enough energy for a reliable power grid. Alternatively, lithium-ion batteries can store energy but are a limited resource. “The advantage of a coal power plant is it's very steady,” said 
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01/16/2023
Novel Design Helps Develop Powerful Microbatteries

Depiction of microrobots in a hazardous environment (Cover art by Alex David Jerez Roman, Beckman institute, UIUC)

­Translating electrochemical performance of large format batteries to microscale power sources has been a long-standing technological challenge, limiting the ability of batteries to power microdevices, microrobots and implantable medical devices. University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign researchers have created a
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Date:
01/12/2023
Turning Abandoned Mines into Batteries

Underground Gravity Energy Storage system: a schematic of different system sections

­A novel technique called Underground Gravity Energy Storage turns decommissioned mines into long-term energy storage solutions, thereby supporting the sustainable energy transition. Renewable energy sources are central to the energy transition toward a more sustainable future. However, as sources like suns
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Date:
01/12/2023
High-Performance / Low-Cost 240 Watt UPS Module

High-Performance / Low-Cost 240 Watt UPS Module

­TRACO POWER announces its new TIB 240-124BCMU module that turns any existing AC/DC 24 VDC power source into full-fledged uninterruptible power supply (UPS) system supporting up to 240 watts of power, optimally charging and protecting connected lead acid batteries. An integrated microprocessor ensures that the c
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Date:
01/12/2023
New Strategy Suggested for Ultra-Long Cycle Li-ion Battery

Figure 1. The schematic illustration of the epitaxial spinel stabilizer and S-doping mechanism.

­In recent years, lithium ion batteries have been widely used in many fields. Compared with traditional lithium ion battery cathode materials, more lithium ions in lithium rich manganese based cathode materials of unit mass participate in energy storage. However, in the process of battery reaction, stress accumulation an
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Date:
01/06/2023
Wolfspeed Enables Higher-Voltage Batteries for EV Systems

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Figure 1: High-level view of an EV and several opportunities for Silicon Carbide technology

­Silicon Carbide (SiC) technology has transformed power management in many markets, especially power delivery systems in electric vehicles (EVs). SiC provides advantages in terms of efficiency, power density, size/weight, thermal management, and reliability. Advantages of Higher Battery Voltage Many areas of an
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Date:
01/04/2023
The Amazing Technology Behind EV Batteries

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Figure 1. Simplified description of the multicell battery monitor

­For decades, the automotive industry has slowly consolidated, while technology and brand differentiation has decreased. The powertrain, the system that transfers energy into motion, is arguably the auto manufacturer’s most prized intellectual property, with more than a century of refinements behind it. In th
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Date:
01/01/2023

 

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