Keys to better batteries are found in chemistry and physics, as well as mechanical and electrical engineering.
Energy storage could prove an inexpensive way for power companies to handle heat waves and other times when consumers use more electricity than usual.
A year ago, the world's largest lithium-ion battery began dispatching power to South Australia's grid. It has been a remarkable success but there are some concerns that have so far escaped scrutiny
Is it too much to dream of batteries that are part of the structure of an item, helping to shape the form of a smartphone, car or building while also powering its functions?
A new rechargeable 'proton battery' - made chiefly from carbon and water - promises to outperform conventional lithium-ion batteries, while also being more environmentally friendly.
Demand for energy storage is increasing – both in Australia and around the world. But issues with the production of lithium-ion batteries mean the search is on for alternatives.
Last week in SA the "world's largest" lithium ion battery was launched. Will its storage capacity and versatility be a game-changer for Australia's energy market?
The UK is about to miss an opportunity if it tries to take on the giants of the lithium-ion battery industry.
High energy, high power and endless life cycles: not all batteries are created equal.
We need to think about the raw materials of batteries -- where they come from and their environmental cost.
Emerging industries, from energy storage to electric cars, will need longer lasting batteries. Watching batteries in action will help us build them.
They used to be boring. Now they're little arsonists.
Hundreds of thousands of battery fires in Samsung Galaxy Note 7 handsets is a red hot opportunity to better understand what went wrong.
Alternative technologies are already leaving Tesla's batteries in the slow lane.
We already have them in many sizes – but we're still looking for a battery to store truly large amounts of energy.
Lithium-air batteries demonstrate 90% efficiency in the lab, enough for commercial use. Perhaps the battery breakthrough we've been waiting for is here.
Something is needed to give the stalwart lithium-ion battery a boost for our increasingly power hungry mobile devices.
Everyone wants a better battery for longer run-time on electronics and driving range for EVs. What's the most likely successor to today's lithium-ion batteries?
There are a few simple things you can to do maximise the lifetime of your batteries so they don't need to be replaced as often.