Posts Tagged: Pacific Northwest National Laboratory

Thinner anode strips could lead to longer lithium metal battery life

Researchers from the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL) have increased the lifetime of a lithium metal battery to a record 600 cycles.  The research was done through DOE’s Innovation Center for Battery500 Consortium. The work was published in the journal Nature Energy. The PNNL team found a way to increase the battery’s lifetime using 20-micron-wide… Read more »

Magnetic nanoparticles pull valuable elements from water sources

Using magnetic nanoparticles to capture valuable materials from brines could help make the US a producer of minerals used in electronics and energy production. Today, most of these minerals are obtained from international sources, many of which are located in high-conflict regions. The patent-pending technology, developed at the DOE’s Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL), has… Read more »

More conductive copper could increase motor efficiency

Researchers at Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL) claim to have increased the conductivity of copper wire by about five percent. That may seem like a small amount, but it could make a big difference in motor efficiency. Higher conductivity would also mean that less copper would be needed for the same efficiency, which could reduce… Read more »