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Looking for lithium-bearing pegmatites

The commercial importance of lithium is ever-growing, and its production is globally dominated by lithium-cesium-tantalum (LCT) pegmatites. These are spectacular rocks featuring impressive ultra-coarse textures, but they are very elusive due to a com.....»»

Category: topSource:  physorgNov 20th, 2023

EV battery component maker Entek poised to get $1.2 billion U.S. loan

The battery component maker has been offered a conditional loan by the U.S. Energy Department to help pay for a new manufacturing facility west of Indianapolis that will make lithium-ion battery separators mainly for EVs.....»»

Category: topSource:  autonewsRelated NewsJul 9th, 2024

Unlocking the potential of anti-perovskites through a convenient one-step synthesis route

Although perovskites have attracted a lot of attention lately, anti-perovskites hold just as much potential as functional materials. Bearing a similar crystal structure to perovskites but with an inverted electrical configuration, anti-perovskites ex.....»»

Category: topSource:  theglobeandmailRelated NewsJul 8th, 2024

Lithium ion batteries a growing source of PFAS pollution, study finds

Texas Tech University's Jennifer Guelfo was part of a research team that found the use of a novel sub-class of per- and polyfluoroalkyl (PFAS) in lithium ion batteries is a growing source of pollution in air and water......»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated NewsJul 8th, 2024

Pregnant fish can also get "baby brain," but not the way that mammals do

New research reveals that pregnancy-related brain impairment is present in live-bearing fish, but instead of affecting learning and memory as expected from similar research on mammals, it appears to have a stronger impact on decision-making and senso.....»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated NewsJul 3rd, 2024

Fracking wastewater has “shocking” amount of clean-energy mineral lithium

40% of US need for lithium could be covered by Pennsylvania's fracking byproduct. Enlarge / A hydro-fracking drilling pad for oil and gas operates October 26, 2017 in Robinson Township, Pennsylvania. (credit: A fracking drilling.....»»

Category: topSource:  arstechnicaRelated NewsMay 30th, 2024

New wind speed sensor uses minimal power for advanced weather tracking

Researchers have unveiled a pioneering breeze wake-up anemometer (B-WA), employing a rolling-bearing triboelectric nanogenerator (RB-TENG) that provides a new strategy for low-energy consumption environmental monitoring. The ability of the B-WA to op.....»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated NewsMay 30th, 2024

Researchers invented water-based batteries that store more energy than lithium-ion

Chinese scientists have created a new type of water-based battery that is more efficient at storing energy than standard lithium-ion batteries. The new battery type … The post Researchers invented water-based batteries that store more energy th.....»»

Category: gadgetSource:  bgrRelated NewsMay 26th, 2024

Researchers unveil tritium release behavior of solid breeder irradiated with fusion neutron

A research group led by Prof. Wang Haixia from the Hefei Institutes of Physical Science of the Chinese Academy of Sciences has revealed the tritium release behavior of lithium titanate (Li2TiO3) breeder irradiated with fusion neutrons, which contribu.....»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated NewsMay 24th, 2024

Researchers: A rush on critical minerals is coming for Australia"s most remote and disadvantaged communities

The Australian mining industry was promised billions of dollars in last week's federal budget to boost critical minerals such as lithium, copper and rare earth metals. This includes tax incentives, an innovation fund and money for Geoscience Australi.....»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated NewsMay 24th, 2024

Redwood partners with GM joint venture Ultium to recycle battery scrap

Production scrap from cell factories in Ohio and Tennessee will be recycled. Enlarge / These minerals were once part of lithium-ion battery cells and will be once again. (credit: Redwood Materials) Battery recycling comp.....»»

Category: topSource:  marketingvoxRelated NewsMay 23rd, 2024

Flower or power? Campaigners fear lithium mine could kill rare plant

Delicate pink buds sway in the desert breeze, pregnant with yellow pompoms whose explosion will carpet the dusty corner of Nevada that is the only place on Earth where they exist......»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated NewsMay 23rd, 2024

Neuralink to implant 2nd human with brain chip as 85% of threads retract in 1st

Algorithm tweaks made up for the loss, and Neuralink thinks it has fix for next patient. Enlarge / A Neuralink implant. (credit: Neuralink) Only about 15 percent of the electrode-bearing threads implanted in the brain of.....»»

Category: topSource:  arstechnicaRelated NewsMay 20th, 2024

Proton-lithium interactions model lays the foundation for unlocking the secrets of stellar reactions

The reactions between protons and lithium isotopes, especially lithium-6, are pivotal for several domains ranging from nuclear energy applications to astrophysics. The detailed understanding of these interactions aids in improving models for neutron.....»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated NewsMay 7th, 2024

Here’s why M4 MacBooks were a no-show — and when they’re coming

M4 iPads have just touched down, but Macs bearing Apple’s new chip are nowhere to be seen. Here’s when we might finally catch a glimpse of Apple’s next Macs......»»

Category: topSource:  digitaltrendsRelated NewsMay 7th, 2024

U.S. EV battery upstart, Hyundai-Kia close in on lithium metal battery commercialization

SES AI, a U.S. maker of electric vehicle batteries, aims to bring its next-gen lithium metal batteries to market as early as 2026 and is turbocharging the drive through a new agreement to jointly build and test the technology with South Korea's Hyund.....»»

Category: topSource:  autonewsRelated NewsApr 24th, 2024

Pyrite may contain valuable lithium, a key element for green energy

There's a reason airlines won't let you put your laptop in your checked luggage; the lithium-ion battery poses a serious fire hazard. But why? Lithium is incredibly reactive. For instance, pure lithium violently interacts with seemingly innocuous wat.....»»

Category: topSource:  informationweekRelated NewsApr 15th, 2024

U.S. says SK Battery faces $77,200 in fines over employee health hazards

The U.S. Labor Department said on Monday that SK Battery America faces $77,200 in fines for five serious safety violations after workers in Georgia suffered potentially permanent respiratory damage in an October 2023 lithium battery fire......»»

Category: topSource:  autonewsRelated NewsApr 8th, 2024

US says SK Battery faces $77,200 in fines over employee health hazards

The U.S. Labor Department said on Monday that SK Battery America faces $77,200 in fines for five serious safety violations after workers in Georgia suffered potentially permanent respiratory damage in an October 2023 lithium battery fire......»»

Category: topSource:  autonewsRelated NewsApr 8th, 2024

Climate adaptation research applied "in real-time"

With global South countries already bearing the devastating consequences of climate change, adaptation research needs to have immediate on-the-ground impact, while still being scientifically rigorous, say climate action specialists in a review publis.....»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated NewsMar 29th, 2024

Panasonic Energy to supply EV batteries to Mazda; Panasonic Automotive being sold to U.S. firm

Mazda and Panasonic Energy said they will later disclose details of the deal, which is for the supply of cylindrical lithium-ion batteries......»»

Category: topSource:  autonewsRelated NewsMar 29th, 2024