The Nickel Iron Battery is the only known lifetime design battery. These last years, such as the Edison batteries unearthed after a century that work like new. NiFe battery chemistry is known for its robustness, extreme shelf and cycle life. The historical NiFe technology that was most robust to abuse also had limitations in being heavy, low power, low charge retention and poor low temperature performance along with being high cost. Thus, over the years, other nickel battery technologies e.
Iron-air batteries may prove a cheap, eco-friendly solution for energy storage
Revamping a concept that was first explored forty years ago, researchers at the University of Southern California USC are putting the final touches on a patent-pending design for cheap, rechargeable, high energy density iron-air batteries. Because of their unique features, the batteries look particularly well-suited to the kind of large-scale energy storage that could accelerate the adoption of renewable energy sources. The quest for a cheap, environmentally friendly rechargeable battery stretches back for decades. For one, lithium-ion batteries were first proposed in the seventies, and only recent advances in materials technology have made this technology into one of the most common, high-performing solutions for today's portable electronics. Now, a team of USC researchers may have found the key to resuscitating yet another design first proposed around the same time — the iron-air battery. Iron-air batteries were a prime candidate for electric vehicles and military applications after the "oil crisis" that started in
Tesla and the science behind the next-generation, lower-cost, 'million-mile' electric-car battery
A lithium-ion battery a. On the other hand, a lithium-iron battery is also a rechargeable type of battery but made with lithium iron phosphate LiFePO4 as the cathode material. Generally, anodes are made up of carbon in both batteries.
Pocket-lint - While smartphones, smart homes and even smart wearables are growing ever more advanced, they're still limited by power. The battery hasn't advanced in decades. But we're on the verge of a power revolution.