Intrinsic flame-retardant organic electrolyte for safe lithium-sulfur batteries - Yang H, Guo C, Chen J, Naveed A, Yang J, NuLi Y, Wang J.
Safety concern poses a significant challenge for the large-scale employment of lithium-sulfur batteries. Extreme flammable conventional electrolyte and dendritic lithium deposition cause severe safety issues. Herein, we report an intrinsic flame-retardant ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - November 16, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Burns, Electricity, Explosions, Fire, Scalds Source Type: news
Next-gen batteries possible with new engineering approach
(Penn State) Dramatically longer-lasting, faster-charging and safer lithium metal batteries may be possible, according to Penn State research, recently published in Nature Energy. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - November 14, 2018 Category: Biology Source Type: news
US Advanced Battery Consortium funds extension of lithium-ion battery recycling process
(Worcester Polytechnic Institute) With a $1.08 million contract award from the United States Advanced Battery Consortium LLC (USABC), a materials engineering research team at Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI) will extend development of its novel process to recycle spent lithium-ion (Li-ion) batteries. WPI will demonstrate that its process can recycle spent batteries and produce new cathode materials with higher nickel content. These materials are increasingly being adopted by automotive battery makers to reduce cost and increase energy density. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - November 7, 2018 Category: Biology Source Type: news
Book Review: Owning Bipolar
The subtitle of Michael Pipich’s new book, Owning Bipolar: How Patients and Families Can Take Control of Bipolar Disorder, should be enough for those with bipolar disorder and their family members to want to pick up this book and embrace it. Bipolar disorder takes away a person’s feeling of self-control and this book gives hope that control can be taken back. People who are bipolar will appreciate that Pipich understands how it feels to the patient. He tries to remove the stigma of having bipolar, explaining that it is NOT the patient’s fault. This alone makes the book worth reading. He then provides a t...
Source: Psych Central - November 5, 2018 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Book Reviews Tags: Bipolar Book Reviews Disorders Family General Genetics Medications Motivation and Inspiration Psychiatry Psychological Assessment Psychology Stigma Treatment accepting bipolar disorder bipolar disorder stigma Michael Pipich Source Type: news
The association between gabapentin and suicidality in bipolar patients - Leith WM, Lambert WE, Boehnlein JK, Freeman MD.
The aims of this study were to assess the association between gabapentin and suicidality in patients diagnosed with bipolar disorder (BD) and to determine whether the risk is greater relative to patients prescribed lithium. This retrospective observational... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - November 5, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Suicide and Self-Harm Source Type: news
StimWave wins FDA nod for Apple iOS-based WaveCrest mobile SCS patient controller
Stimwave said yesterday it won FDA 510(k) clearance for an Apple (NSDQ:AAPL) iOS device version of its WaveCrest Mobile platform patient controller application for pain management. The newly cleared system from the Pompano Beach, Fla.-based company allows patients with iPhone and Apple Watch devices to control WaveMaster multi-waveform automated programming for the company’s Wireless Freedom spinal cord stimulator system intended to treat chronic pain. “Patients’ needs in pain management are unique and customized programming is a must. The Freedom System not only is the smallest option available for ...
Source: Mass Device - November 1, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: 510(k) Pain Management Regulatory/Compliance Software / IT Stimwave Source Type: news
3D-printed lithium-ion batteries
(American Chemical Society) Electric vehicles and most electronic devices, such as cell phones and laptop computers, are powered by lithium-ion batteries. Until now, manufacturers have had to design their devices around the size and shape of commercially available batteries. But researchers have developed a new method to 3D print lithium-ion batteries in virtually any shape. They report their results in ACS Applied Energy Materials. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - October 17, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news
Parties Debate Duty And Foreseeability Of Fracking Injury Before 10th Circuit
DENVER - The attorney for two men who were injured by the explosion of a lithium battery related to a hydraulic fracturing operation and the attorney representing the companies that operated the well debated the issue of duty and foreseeability of the risk of harm before a panel of the 10th Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals on Sept. 24 (Jacob McGehee, et al. v. Forest Oil Corp., et al., No. 17-6238, 10th Cir.). (Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Emerging Toxic Torts Legal News)
Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Emerging Toxic Torts Legal News - October 17, 2018 Category: Medical Law Source Type: news
What Causes Hyperkalemia?
Discussion Potassium (K+) is an alkali metal (Group 1 of periodic table with Hydrogen, Lithium and Sodium) with an anatomic number of 19. Its chemical symbol K, comes from the medieval Latin, kalium which means potash (mainly potassium carbonate or potassium hydroxide), the substance it was first isolated from. Potassium is an important cation and it mainly resides in the intracellular fluid with only a small amount in the extracellular fluid. Potassium regulates cell volume, pH and enzyme functions. Hyperkalemia is defined as a potassium level> 5.5 mEq/L in children and> 6.0 mEq/L in newborns. Hyperkalemia incre...
Source: PediatricEducation.org - September 24, 2018 Category: Pediatrics Authors: pediatriceducationmin Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news
Super cheap earth element to advance new battery tech to the industry
(Purdue University) Worldwide efforts to make sodium-ion batteries just as functional as lithium-ion batteries have long since controlled sodium's tendency to explode, but not yet resolved how to prevent sodium-ions from 'getting lost' during the first few times a battery charges and discharges. Now, Purdue University researchers made a sodium powder version that fixes this problem and holds a charge properly. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - September 19, 2018 Category: Biology Source Type: news
Venture Heat Warms up Wearables with New FDA Nod
On Monday, Los Alamitos, CA-based Venture Heat said it had received FDA clearance for its Infrared Heat Therapy Pain Relief using Far infrared Rays (FIR). FIR heat therapy is a type of low-energy therapy that takes advantage of heat generated by waves of energy from the far end of the infrared spectrum. âItâs a lot easier for the consumer to use this particular design,â Eddie Chen, president of Venture Heat, told MD+DI. âUsing the product is similar to using the compression wraps. We wanted it to be simple to use and mobile.â The wrap...
Source: MDDI - September 17, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Omar Ford Tags: Business Source Type: news
Research and Education Loss of tooth structure associated with preparation for two monolithic CAD-CAM complete coverage restorations
ConclusionsPreparation of teeth for monolithic CAD-CAM complete coverage restorations is not associated with a significantly higher volume of tooth loss than their conventionally fabricated counterpart preparations. (Source: Dental Technology Blog)
Source: Dental Technology Blog - September 14, 2018 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news
Oropharyngeal injury from spontaneous combustion of a lithium-ion battery: a case report - Morse J, Tittman S, Gelbard A.
Lithium-ion batteries have been used for more than 20 years, most recently to power handheld devices including cellphones and electronic nicotine-delivery systems. They have garnered significant media attention due to thermal-related injuries occurring aft... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 12, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Burns, Electricity, Explosions, Fire, Scalds Source Type: news
Lithium - pharmacological and toxicological aspects: the current state of the art - Medi ć B, Stojanović M, Štimec B, Divac N, Vujović KS, Stojanović R, Čolović M, Krstić DZ, Prostran M.
Lithium is the smallest monovalent cation with many different biological effects. Although lithium is present in pharmacotherapy of psychiatric illnesses for decades, its precise mechanism of action is still not clarified. Today lithium represents first-li... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 7, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news
New supercapacitor could be an ideal alternative to lithium-ion batteries
(Natural News) A study published in Advanced Materials discusses the discovery of a new supercapacitor that features both stability and a high energy density, which, with further development, could be a potential alternative to lithium-ion batteries. The supercapacitor was created by researchers from the University of California at Berkeley (UC Berkeley) in collaboration with the... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - September 3, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news
Ketamine Mechanism in Depression; Pot Use as Heritable Trait; Wearable Lithium Sensor
(MedPage Today) -- News and commentary from the psychiatry world (Source: MedPage Today Psychiatry)
Source: MedPage Today Psychiatry - August 30, 2018 Category: Psychiatry Source Type: news
Understanding suicide: focusing on its mechanisms through a lithium lens - Malhi GS, Das P, Outhred T, Irwin L, Morris G, Hamilton A, Lynch K, Mannie Z.
BACKGROUND: Current intervention strategies have been slow in reducing suicide rates, particularly in mood disorders. Thus, for intervention and prevention, a new approach is necessary. Investigating the effects of a medication known for its anti-suicidal ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 28, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Commentary Source Type: news
Breakthrough sensor to help people with bipolar disorder monitor lithium levels
(University of Surrey) Patients living with bipolar disorder and depression will soon be able to use a unique wearable sensor to safely monitor their lithium drug levels. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - August 28, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news
Hot lithium-oxygen batteries charge ahead
Source: ScienceNOW - August 23, 2018 Category: Science Authors: Feng, S., Lunger, J. R., Johnson, J. A., Shao-Horn, Y. Tags: Chemistry perspective Source Type: news
A high-energy-density lithium-oxygen battery based on a reversible four-electron conversion to lithium oxide
We report an inorganic-electrolyte Li-O2 cell that cycles at an elevated temperature via highly reversible four-electron redox to form crystalline lithium oxide (Li2O). It relies on a bifunctional metal oxide host that catalyzes O–O bond cleavage on discharge, yielding a high capacity of 11 milliampere-hours per square centimeter, and O2 evolution on charge with very low overpotential. Online mass spectrometry and chemical quantification confirm that oxidation of Li2O involves transfer of exactly 4 e–/O2. This work shows that Li-O2 electrochemistry is not intrinsically limited once problems of electrolyte, supe...
Source: ScienceNOW - August 23, 2018 Category: Science Authors: Xia, C., Kwok, C. Y., Nazar, L. F. Tags: Chemistry reports Source Type: news
Jurisdictional Issue In Injury Case Needs Clarification, 10th Circuit Says
DENVER - A panel of the 10th Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals on Aug. 16 ordered a limited remand to a district court to clarify why the appeals court has jurisdiction over an appeal in which two men contend that they were injured when a lithium battery exploded on a hydraulic fracturing rig. The panel said a footnote in the district court's ruling is "confusing" (Jacob McGehee, et al. v. Forest Oil Corp., et al., No. 17-6238, 10th Cir.). (Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Emerging Toxic Torts Legal News)
Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Emerging Toxic Torts Legal News - August 21, 2018 Category: Medical Law Source Type: news
Researchers discover way to make lithium-ion battery components out of recycled glass bottles
(Natural News) Scientists have found a way to develop nanosilicon anodes, essential components of lithium-ion batteries, using recycled glass bottles. According to researchers at the University of California, Riverside’s Bourns College of Engineering, silicon anodes can store significantly more energy compared with traditional graphite anodes. However, the research team noted that the expansion and shrinkage that take place... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - August 21, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news
Lithium: Keeping the Cellphone and the Brain Humming
The element that Canada’s Standard Lithium Ltd. hopes to mine from south Arkansas’ underground brine deposits has many uses, from a steady power supply for your laptop to stabilizing your mood. (Source: Arkansas Business - Health Care)
Source: Arkansas Business - Health Care - August 20, 2018 Category: American Health Source Type: news
Revisiting the Effect of Lithium in Our Drinking Water Revisiting the Effect of Lithium in Our Drinking Water
Dr Nassir Ghaemi on the many flaws of a recent report showing that tap water with high lithium content had no protective effect.Medscape Psychiatry (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - August 17, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Psychiatry Expert Column Source Type: news
Comparison of the Fit of Lithium Disilicate Crowns made from Conventional, Digital, or Conventional/Digital Techniques
ConclusionsCeramic crowns, which were made using all ‐digital approach or cast digitization by a laboratory or intraoral scanner had comparable fit to those produced by conventional approach. (Source: Dental Technology Blog)
Source: Dental Technology Blog - August 17, 2018 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news
Time to perforation for button batteries lodged in the esophagus - Soto PH, Reid NE, Litovitz TL.
INTRODUCTION: New strategies recently proposed to mitigate injury caused by lithium coin cell batteries lodged in the esophagus include prehospital administration of honey to coat the battery and prevent local hydroxide generation and in-hospital administr... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 2, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Infants and Children Source Type: news
The association between lithium in drinking water and incidence of suicide across 15 Alabama counties - Palmer A, Cates ME, Gorman G.
BACKGROUND: Recent studies have shown that lithium may be effective at reducing suicide at low doses, such as those found in drinking water. AIMS: The purpose of this study was to compare suicide rates with natural lithium levels in the drinking water of v... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - July 30, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news
Chile is sitting on a lithium goldmine, but locals say that exploiting it will come at a terrible environmental cost
(Natural News) The Chilean salt flats are somewhat of a juxtaposition. On the surface, it’s the perfect picture of a life detached from technology, what with its idyllic landscapes and breathtaking nature. However, what lies beneath is an element that powers most devices in the modern world – lithium. That said, the country doesn’t just have lithium... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - July 27, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news
Cheap material could radically improve battery charging speed, say scientists
Discovery could accelerate adoption of electric cars and solar energy, as well as helping to recharge your smartphone in minutesA newly identified group of materials could help recharge batteries faster, raising the possibility of smartphones that charge fully in minutes and accelerating the adoption of major clean technologies like electric cars and solar energy, say researchers.The speed at which a battery can be charged depends partly upon the rate at which positively charged particles, called lithium ions, can move towards a negatively charged electrode where they are then stored. A limiting factor in making “sup...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - July 25, 2018 Category: Science Authors: Layal Liverpool Tags: Science Energy storage Technology Electric, hybrid and low-emission cars Environment Solar power Chemistry University of Cambridge Source Type: news
Tesla is looking more and more like a shady fraud with each passing day ... Why is the company stockpiling fields full of cars?
(Natural News) Tesla, Inc., the American Multinational corporation based in California, which specializes in the production of electric vehicles and lithium-ion battery energy storage (among other things), produced the world’s best-selling plug-in electric car in both 2015 and 2016, and appears to be going from strength to strength. Nonetheless, despite being lauded by celebrities for... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - July 23, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news
Non-flammable electrolyte enables Li-metal batteries with aggressive cathode chemistries - Fan X, Chen L, Borodin O, Ji X, Chen J, Hou S, Deng T, Zheng J, Yang C, Liou SC, Amine K, Xu K, Wang C.
Rechargeable Li-metal batteries using high-voltage cathodes can deliver the highest possible energy densities among all electrochemistries. However, the notorious reactivity of metallic lithium as well as the catalytic nature of high-voltage cathode materi... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - July 19, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Burns, Electricity, Explosions, Fire, Scalds Source Type: news
7 medtech stories we missed this week: July 13, 2018
[Image from unsplash.com]From Angiodroid receiving CE Mark approval to Masimo launching its vital signs app, here are seven medtech stories we missed this week but thought were still worth mentioning. 1. Angiodroid wins CE Mark for Angiopulse IABP Angiodroid announced in a July 11 press release that it has received CE Mark approval for its AngioPulse intra-aortic balloon pump device. The AngioPulse uses a new system for intra-aortic balloon pumps based on pressure regulation. It is designed for weaning solutions and is suitable for all types of patients needing intra-aortic balloon pump therapy. 2. Visura Technol...
Source: Mass Device - July 13, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Danielle Kirsh Tags: 510(k) Diagnostics Food & Drug Administration (FDA) Imaging Patient Monitoring Regulatory/Compliance Surgical Ultrasound angiodroid Healcerio Lipogems Masimo MedTech Oculocare ReDress Visura Technologies Source Type: news
Too hot for your pocket! Burns from e-cigarette lithium battery explosions: a case series - Maraqa T, Mohamed MAT, Salib M, Morris S, Mercer L, Sachwani-Daswani GR.
This study is a retrospective review of patients who presented with burns caused by EC explosions.Here, we present a case series of eight... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - July 2, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news
Lithium in Pregnancy Tied to Infant Morbidity, Malformation Risk Lithium in Pregnancy Tied to Infant Morbidity, Malformation Risk
In utero lithium exposure is linked to adverse outcomes. A new meta-analysis shows higher risk for malformations in first-trimester exposure and neonatal readmission in exposure throughout the pregnancy.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - June 27, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Psychiatry News Source Type: news
Abbott escapes payer ’ s lawsuit over St. Jude Medical CRM batteries
Abbott (NYSE:ABT) this week escaped a purported class action lawsuit brought by a third-party payer over defective batteries used in subsidiary St. Jude Medical‘s cardiac rhythm management devices. Plaintiff ASEA/AFSCME Local 52 Health Benefits Trust brought the suit last September on behalf of third-party payers, alleging in the U.S. District Court for Northern Illinois that Abbott and St. Jude concealed the battery problems from the public and the FDA. Little Canada, Minn.-based St. Jude warned about a premature depletion issue with the batteries in October 2016, five years after its battery supplier...
Source: Mass Device - June 21, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Brad Perriello Tags: Cardiovascular Legal News Abbott stjudemedical Source Type: news
Some Neonatal Risks for Lithium Exposure in Pregnancy
Increased risk of neonatal readmission and major malformations for lithium - exposed pregnancy (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry - June 20, 2018 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Family Medicine, Gynecology, Pediatrics, Pharmacy, Psychiatry, Journal, Source Type: news
Some Neonatal Risks for Lithium Exposure in Pregnancy
WEDNESDAY, June 20, 2018 -- In utero lithium exposure is associated with an increased risk for neonatal readmission and major malformations, according to a meta-analysis published online June 18 in The Lancet Psychiatry. Trine Munk-Olsen, Ph.D.,... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - June 20, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news
No Link Between Lithium in Pregnancy, Adverse Delivery Outcomes (CME/CE)
(MedPage Today) -- But increase in risk of neonatal readmission, major malformations (Source: MedPage Today Psychiatry)
Source: MedPage Today Psychiatry - June 19, 2018 Category: Psychiatry Source Type: news
Psychiatric Drug Lithium Tied to Birth Defect Risk
MONDAY, June 18, 2018 -- Using the psychiatric drug lithium early in pregnancy may raise the risk of birth defects -- but not as much as previously thought, a large new study suggests. Researchers found that women who used lithium during the first... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - June 18, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news
Teardown: Inside the Neurometrix Quell TENS device
A TENS device for transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation wraps around the upper calf much like a wristwatch wraps around the wrist. Here are some of its operational secrets. By Lee Teschler A medical device called a Quell performs what’s called transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation on the lower leg. This technique is said to relieve diabetic pain. None of us here are diabetic so we can’t say whether the Quell actually does what its manufacturer — Neurometrix Inc. of Waltham, Mass. — claims it can do. What we can do is describe how the Quell is supposed to work and what we found...
Source: Mass Device - June 12, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: MassDevice Tags: Neuromodulation/Neurostimulation Pain Management Neurometrix Source Type: news
Finding the Best Battery for Your Device
When it comes to exciting new developments in medtech, you might not need to look much further than battery technologies. The demand for battery technologies may have always been high, but the diversity in the type of batteries on the market continues to expand as innovative new developments require more than just your standard double A. Whether it’s a flexible battery for a wearable device, or a biocompatible battery that can power new implantable devices, emerging technologies require much more than just power from their batteries. The importance of finding the right battery technology for your device can literall...
Source: MDDI - May 31, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Kristopher Sturgis Tags: Components Design News Source Type: news
Lithium in Tap Water Does Not Dilute Bipolar, Dementia Risk Lithium in Tap Water Does Not Dilute Bipolar, Dementia Risk
Previous research has linked high levels of lithium in drinking water to lower risk for bipolar disorder and dementia. A new study suggests there's no protective effect.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - May 30, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Psychiatry News Source Type: news
Hazardous scenarios identification for Li-ion secondary batteries - Bubbico R, Greco V, Menale C.
Lithium ion rechargeable batteries represent an energy storage technology already commonly used in a number of applications (mobile cellular phones, laptops, etc.), and will play an even increasingly important role in the next future. However, a number of ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - May 29, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Burns, Electricity, Explosions, Fire, Scalds Source Type: news
Adhesive/silane application effects on bond strength durability to a lithium disilicate ceramic
ConclusionsRegardless of the presence of silane in the composition of SBU, previous silane application is still recommended prior to cementation of Lithium Disilicate. Clinical SignificanceThe application of silane as a separate step is recommended prior to cementation of Lithium Disilicate reinforced glass ‐ceramic, independent of the presence of silane within the universal adhesive solution. (Source: Dental Technology Blog)
Source: Dental Technology Blog - May 25, 2018 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news
Lithium batteries: a technological advance with unintended injury consequences - Palmieri TL, Yelon J, Shapiro D, Duncan T, Kuhls D.
[Abstract unavailable] Language: en... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - May 24, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Burns, Electricity, Explosions, Fire, Scalds Source Type: news
Brasseler USA ® Expands its Popular Feather Lite™ Family of Polishers
New Shapes Added to the Dialite® LD (Lithium Disilicate) and Dialite®ZR (Zirconia) Polishing SystemsSAVANNAH, GA (May 15, 2018)– Brasseler USA®, a leading manufacturer of quality instrumentation, is pleased to expand upon its popular Feather Lite™ family of polishers by adding all new shapes to its Dialite®LD (Lithium Disilicate) and Dialite®ZR (Zirconia) Polishing Systems.These new shapes are the latest addition to both the Dialite LD and Dialite ZR intra-oral and extra-oral polishing lines. These all-inclusive polishing solutions expand the line to provide even more options when addin...
Source: Dental Technology Blog - May 16, 2018 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news
Microwaved plastic increases lithium-sulfur battery lifespan
(Purdue University) Purdue engineers have figured out a way to tackle plastic landfills while also improving batteries -- by putting ink-free plastic soaked in sulfur-containing solvent into a microwave, and then into batteries as a carbon scaffold. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - May 9, 2018 Category: Biology Source Type: news
Men Injured By Lithium Battery Explosion On Fracking Rig Seek Reversal, Dismissal
DENVER - Two men who contend that they were injured when a lithium battery exploded while they were working on a hydraulic fracturing rig filed a brief on April 23 in the 10th Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals, contending that the arguments asserted in a brief filed by the two defendants "represent a misunderstanding" of the claims and constitute "a continued misapplication of Oklahoma law." As a result, the men argue that a lower court's decision in favor of the fracking companies should be reversed (Jacob McGehee, et al. v. Forest Oil Corp., et al., No. 17-6238, 10th Cir.). (Source: LexisNexis® Mealey...
Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Emerging Toxic Torts Legal News - May 2, 2018 Category: Medical Law Source Type: news
Nanowires could make lithium ion batteries safer
(American Chemical Society) From cell phones and laptops to electric vehicles, lithium-ion batteries are the power source that fuels everyday life. But in recent years, they have also drawn attention for catching fire. In an effort to develop a safer battery, scientists report in the ACS journal Nano Letters that the addition of nanowires can not only enhance the battery's fire-resistant capabilities, but also its other properties. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - April 25, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news