C&EN Materials Chemistry

Metal-air batteries: Present and potential

In the future, metal-air batteries have the potential to better the storage abilities of the lithium-ion batteries we currently use for a range of applications. Here, we look at a selection of the different types being developed, their current capacities, and what the future might hold. View the full graphic in Chemical & Engineering News.

Nobel Prizes

The 2019 Nobel Prize in Chemistry: The batteries that power our phones and laptops

The 2019 Nobel Prize in Physics was awarded to John B. Goodenough, M. Stanley Whittingham and Akira Yoshino for their contributions to the development of the lithium-ion battery.


#ChemMonthly March 2018: A graphene-based hair dye, lithium-air batteries, and water’s two liquid states

Here’s the monthly summary of chemistry stories that have hit the news. This month features news on a longer lasting lithium-air battery, an experiment that provides evidence that water may have two liquid states, and more! Larger summary images for each item are provided below, along with links to articles and studies for all the featured […]

Chemunicate Inorganic Chemistry Materials Chemistry RealTimeChem

RealTimeChem Week: Developing Advanced Lithium Ion Batteries

This week (31 Oct – 6 Nov) is #RealTimeChem Week – if you’re a tweeting chemist or chemistry enthusiast, you’ll probably know what that is already, but if you’re not familiar with it check out the FAQ here! Like last year, I’ll be creating graphics showcasing the work of the three winners of the #RealTimeChem week competition […]