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Specialized motor materials and constructions (Part 1)

When demand drives innovation, the state of the art can progress quite rapidly, but if the demand is not there yet, the end result is often the proverbial “solution in search of a problem.” One of the most prominent examples of this is the lithium-ion battery, which was developed in the 1970s, but didn’t really… Read more »

Solid-state battery tech: What’s close to commercialization, and what’s still years away?

With a fresh round of funding, Wildcat Discovery Technologies is busy expanding its facilities, building up its battery team and doubling down on promising solid-state research projects. We asked the energy storage experts to help clear up the hype around solid-state batteries. Whenever Charged needs to better understand the complexities of the latest and greatest battery… Read more »

Lilac Solutions to use novel technology to extract lithium from the Salton Sea

Beneath California’s Salton Sea lies a vast pool of super-heated fluid that’s long been exploited as a source of geothermal power. The underground reservoir is also rich in lithium, but over the years, so many companies have tried, and failed, to economically extract the light white stuff, that the area has been called a “graveyard… Read more »

Henkel and Covestro develop adhesive solutions for efficient Li-ion cell assembly

With the aim of lowering the cost of battery manufacturing, Henkel and Covestro have developed a joint solution that enables the efficient fixation of cylindrical Li-ion battery cells inside a plastic cell holder. The design is based on a UV-curing adhesive from Henkel and a UV-transparent polycarbonate blend from Covestro. Henkel’s Loctite AA 3963 battery… Read more »

EV motor shaft bearings: One of the few moving parts

CoorsTek argues that ceramic bearings are the best fit for EVs The less moving parts in a machine, the better. That’s one often-heard argument for the superiority of electric powertrains over internal combustion engines (ICEs), in which the number of moving components is dramatic. Sure, EVs have a lot of electrons moving this way and… Read more »

EMC for EVs: Understanding electromagnetic compatibility

Engineers who design power electronics supplied by the mains have had to contend with meeting various electrical noise and safety standards for decades now, but their counterparts in the automotive industry were mostly free to do as they pleased. This was mainly because 12 V isn’t considered a shock hazard and cars are effectively rolling… Read more »