Realtime overheating: What really happens inside an overheated lithium battery before it explodes has been filmed by researchers at the University College of London. Using a combination of high-frequency X-ray imaging and thermal imaging, the team was able to record what was going on both inside and outside the Li-Ion battery when heated up to a few hundred degrees.
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Battery pact: British MIRA and Korean Samsung Techwin have forged an alliance to jointly work on cost-efficient battery and drive systems for electrified commercial, defence and niche vehicles. The partners promise to deliver state of the art cells and customised solutions for OEMs.
BASF puts NiMH back on track: BASF says it has granted ARTS Energy a license to use its nickel metal-hydride (NiMH) patents in the manufacture and sale of batteries. In the meantime, BASF will continue R&D in NiMH technology through the Ovonic battery materials business it acquired in 2012.
75 million dollars will go to the Joint Center for Artificial Photosynthesis (JCAP). Granted by the DoE, the money is to be used to continue research on producing liquid transportation fuels like hydrogen from a combination of sunlight, water, and carbon dioxide through artificial photosynthesis.
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