Potassium-ion batteries: another new frontier for tin?

Potassium-ion batteries (KIBs) could be an attractive alternative to lithium-ion and sodium-ion batteries, but anode instability and flammability issues have so far held back progress. Now, four teams of scientists have released cutting edge research showing how tin...

StoreDot accelerate to fast-charging eVs with silicon and tin

Pioneering lithium-ion battery start-up StoreDot is focusing on silicon and tin to achieve extreme fast charging. Their first five-minute batteries will be available for testing later this year, while mass production will begin in 2024. StoreDot announced today that...

Tin powers wearable supercapacitor fabrics

Tin oxide nanoparticles can store electrical energy in wearable fabrics. Researchers incorporated these tiny particles into graphene-based, wearable supercapacitors. The energy storage technology could be used in smart sportswear, heated clothing, or even medical...

Tin the best bet for wearable supercapacitors

Substitution of cobalt for tin has boosted the conductivity and stability of micro-supercapacitors, with 92% capacity retained after 10,000 charge-discharge cycles. This battery-like technology could power flexible and affordable wearable devices to monitor vital...

Tin perovskite solar cell performance now close to silicon

Perfecting the tin chemistry of a conductive layer within tin perovskite solar cells (PSC) is the latest improvement to boost performance in this next-generation solar technology. A multi-national research team has reported improved PSC performance, with 25.2% of...

Tin makes electricity from algae

Research by a team from Firat University, Turkey has shown that tin coated copper can generate electricity from algae using a ‘multi-anode sediment microbial fuel cell’ (SMFC). The fuel cell recorded a high-power density of 2,965mW/m2 – the highest...