Disordered materials hold promise for better batteries
January 9, 2014MIT researchers find that contrary to conventional wisdom, cathodes made of disordered lithium compounds can perform better than perfectly ordered ones.
Better batteries through biology?
November 13, 2013MIT researchers find a way to boost lithium-air battery performance, with the help of modified viruses.
New materials improve oxygen catalysis
September 17, 2013Highly active catalysts could be key to improved energy storage in fuel cells and advanced batteries.
Research update: Team observes real-time charging of a lithium-air battery
May 12, 2013Imaging reveals what happens during charging; could lead to improved batteries for electric cars.
Medical devices powered by the ear itself
November 7, 2012For the first time, researchers power an implantable electronic device using an electrical potential — a natural battery — deep in the inner ear.
New technique reveals lithium in action
October 8, 2012Fundamental reactions behind advanced battery technology, revealed in detail by advanced imaging method, could lead to improved materials.
Taking an innovative approach to battery design
April 22, 2012Donald Sadoway’s radical rethinking of electricity storage could revitalize renewable-power technologies.
Startup developing new battery technology wins $12,000 in first MIT ACCELERATE contest
March 6, 2012
Need a new material? New tool can help
December 20, 2011Exhaustive reference system and interactive toolkit could revolutionize materials research, potentially enabling new types of manufacturing.
Highly efficient oxygen catalyst found
October 27, 2011New catalyst, made of inexpensive and abundant materials, could prove useful in rechargeable batteries and hydrogen-fuel production.
Electrifying transportation: Devil is in the details
January 24, 2011MIT symposium finds electric vehicle technology capabilities are way ahead of policy and infrastructure needs.
Don Sadoway on innovation in energy storage
July 19, 2010"What I Learned in 3.091 was All I Needed to Know" from Technology Day 2010
Reporter’s Notebook: How to spur energy storage innovations
December 17, 2009Proposed X-Prizes for energy storage could produce key enabling technologies to make renewable energy development more practical
IDEAS Competition team Lebônê Solutions wins Popular Mechanics award
October 29, 2009A dirt-powered battery developed by Lebônê Solutions Inc., a 2009 MIT IDEAS Competition team, was recently named one of the 10 Most Brilliant Innovations of 2009 by Popular Mechanics Magazine.