25 Apr 2022
Lithium's Narrow Paths Limit Batteries
If you could shrink enough for a fantastic voyage across a lithium battery electrode, you'd see the level of charge at every scale is highly uneven. This is not good for the battery's health. Researchers who recognize the problem worked to view in great detail how the various particles in an electrode interact with lithium during use.
28 Mar 2022
Pivotal Battery Discovery Could Impact Transport and the Grid
Researchers uncover new avenue for overcoming the performance decline that occurs with repeated charge-discharge cycling in the cathodes of next generation batteries.
4 Mar 2022
Applied Nanolayers work on the production of graphene and other 2D materials at the wafer scale. IDTechEx spoke with Paul Hedges (CEO and Co-founder).
11 Feb 2022
Beyond Lithium: Search for Materials for Calcium-Ion Batteries
Electric cars are the future; they will help reduce air pollution and end our dependence on fossil fuels. However, there is one glaring problem with this potentially disruptive technology: the availability of sufficient lithium to produce all these car batteries.
9 Feb 2022
Rivian: Electric Passenger Trucks
Rivian, the US electric passenger truck startup, has had a rollercoaster ride over the past several months, including a wild IPO that briefly saw Rivian become the fourth most valuable automaker in the world. Yet, the share price soon fell as Rivian missed delivery targets (delivering just 920 vehicles in 2021); investor Amazon turned to Stellantis. IDTechEx explores the company's strengths, weaknesses and future.
17 Jan 2022
General Motors (2022)
General Motors has set lots of ambitious and impressive electrification and autonomous vehicle targets over the past couple of years, which has led to claims of being a 'market leader' from both CEO Mary Barra and President Biden. The reality is GM delivered 26 battery electric vehicles in Q4 2021. In this article, IDTechEx cuts through the talk and provides an analysis on GM's leadership.
24 Nov 2021
Ultrathin Solar Cells Get a Boost
Engineers have achieved a new benchmark in the design of atomically thin solar cells made of semiconducting perovskites, boosting their efficiency while retaining their ability to stand up to the environment.
17 Aug 2021
Laminar is a Korean company that specialize in continuous flow reactors for reaction or production of nanoparticles. IDTechEx spoke with Mr. Hong (CEO) about their applications in graphene and cathode precursor production.
9 Jul 2021
Detecting Gravitational Waves with Artificial Intelligence
A new production-scale AI framework that allows for accelerated, scalable and reproducible detection of gravitational waves.
20 Jun 2021
Material Opportunities for Printed/flexible Hybrid Electronics
Presentation delivered by IDTechEx Senior Analyst Dr Matthew Dyson at the Argonne National Laboratory Summit.
10 May 2021
AI Recovers Energy, Nutrients, Freshwater from Municipal Wastewater
Combining artificial intelligence and machine learning for online learning of system dynamics, mathematical modeling for optimizing energy and nutrient recovery, and life-cycle analysis and modeling with respect to both the science and economics to guide system design. It will also involve development of novel materials for efficient solar steam generation and wireless sensors for real-time water quality monitoring.
28 Apr 2021
Aggreko Partners with Argonne National Laboratory
Aggreko has delivered a smart battery storage system to Argonne National Laboratory. The solution will expand high power charging for electric vehicles at the organisation's Smart Energy Plaza near Chicago, Illinois, USA.
18 Feb 2021
New Lead-Based Anode for Next-Gen Lithium-Ion Batteries
Scientists report a new electrode design for the lithium-ion battery using the low-cost materials lead as well as carbon.
10 Dec 2020
IDTechEx Assesses 5 Significant Electric Vehicle Opportunities in 2021
The COVID-19 pandemic has caused 2020 to become the pivotal year as the automotive industry goes through a once in a hundred-year transformation.
18 Aug 2020
Forge Nano are developing atomic layer deposition techniques and tools for coatings various materials, including catalysts and powders for additive manufacturing but with a particular focus on Li-ion electrodes.
13 Aug 2020
IDTechEx spoke with 6K Energy, part of 6K Inc., including with Bruce Bradshaw, Chief Marketing Officer, and Dr Richard Holman, VP Battery Products. 6K have developed plasma technology for synthesising various powders.