A new research has revealed that most of the electrolytes that are superhalogens in lithium-ion (Li-ion) batteries contain toxic halogens, which on being replaced with halogen-free electrolytes can make the batteries both nontoxic and environmentally friendly.
A new class of electrically conductive plastics may lead to low-cost, transparent solar cells, flexible and lightweight batteries and ultra-thin anti-static coatings for consumer electronics and aircraft, scientists say.
At a time when scientists the world over are looking for ways to extend smartphone battery life, a new study suggests that rapid charging and draining does not damage lithium ion electrodes as much as earlier thought.
In a breakthrough to develop long-lasting batteries for smartphones and other gadgets, scientists have successfully created a sugar biobattery that completely converts the chemical energy in sugar substrates into electricity.
You may soon be able to have a cell phone with double or triple the battery life as researchers have taken a big step towards accomplishing what battery designers have been trying to do for decades - design a pure lithium anode.
Researchers including an Indian origin have built a low-cost gesture recognition system that runs without batteries and lets users control their electronic devices hidden from sight with simple hand movements.
The key to the breakthrough is a tunneling field effect transistor. Transistors are switches that control the movement of electrons through material to conduct the electrical currents needed to run circuits.