Design could enable longer lasting, more powerful lithium batteries

Use of a novel electrolyte could allow advanced metal electrodes and higher voltages, boosting capacity and cycle life.

David L. Chandler | MIT News Office • mit
March 25, 2021 ~7 min

How to prevent short-circuiting in next-gen lithium batteries

New findings may help unleash the potential of high-powered, solid-electrolyte lithium batteries.

David L. Chandler | MIT News Office • mit
March 16, 2021 ~6 min

Evaluating battery revenues for offshore wind farms using advanced modeling

MIT researchers reveal inadequacies in current battery models.

Kelley Travers | MIT Energy Initiative • mit
Sept. 21, 2020 ~7 min

The factory of the future, batteries not included

Everactive provides an industrial “internet of things” platform built on its battery-free sensors.

Zach Winn | MIT News Office • mit
Aug. 20, 2020 ~8 min

Solar energy farms could offer second life for electric vehicle batteries

Modeling study shows battery reuse systems could be profitable for both electric vehicle companies and grid-scale solar operations.

David L. Chandler | MIT News Office • mit
May 22, 2020 ~7 min

Maria Zuber on climate change: “Breakthroughs will happen”

MIT’s vice president for research identifies three areas that show particular promise for climate action.

MIT Resource Department • mit
April 22, 2020 ~7 min

Neural networks facilitate optimization in the search for new materials

Sorting through millions of possibilities, a search for battery materials delivered results in five weeks instead of 50 years.

David L. Chandler | MIT News Office • mit
March 26, 2020 ~8 min

New electrode design may lead to more powerful batteries

An MIT team has devised a lithium metal anode that could improve the longevity and energy density of future batteries.

David L. Chandler | MIT News Office • mit
Feb. 3, 2020 ~8 min

Understanding the impact of deep-sea mining

Mining materials from the sea floor could help secure a low-carbon future, but researchers are racing to understand the environmental effects.

Mary Beth Gallagher | Department of Mechanical Engineering • mit
Dec. 5, 2019 ~11 min

New type of electrolyte could enhance supercapacitor performance

Novel class of “ionic liquids” may store more energy than conventional electrolytes — with less risk of catching fire.

David L. Chandler | MIT News Office • mit
Aug. 12, 2019 ~6 min