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March 17th, 2009
Lithium-Ion Battery Research
Suber Iyer
Principal Technologist, QuantumSphere Inc

Commercially introduced in the early 1990s, lithium-ion batteries exhibited an annual market penetration rate of 25%, replacing less energy dense nickel metal hydride batteries. A typical commercial Li-ion battery has a specific energy of about 200Wh/kg, while some more advanced systems reached a specific energy exceeding 275 Wh/kg. Rechargeable lithium-ion batteries are the power source of choice in present-day electronic devices, such as laptop computers, cell phones, smart phones, cameras, and many more. Additionally, they are becoming a viable option for hybrid electric vehicles (HEVs) and plug-in electric hybrid vehicles (PHEVs).
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November 8th, 2008
New political resolve and improving energy technologies point the way to a brighter future
Glenn Rambach

The global distribution of fossil energy greatly mismatches its consumption, creating geopolitical uncertainties in its availability and price. This simple fact deeply stresses our defense and foreign policies, and confounds our ability to derive an effective energy policy. However, our new and improved political resolve, mixed with improving energy technologies now allows us to begin solving our national energy problems in a sustainable way. Read the Whole Article

August 8th, 2008
Paving the way for clean hydrogen production through the use of nanocatalysts
Kimberly McGrath
Director of Fuel Cell and Hydrogen Research, QuantumSphere, Inc.

Researchers are using nanotechnology to make important breakthroughs in clean energy applications. Learn how nanocatalysts are being used in electrolysis to generate clean hydrogen and how they could help reduce the world's dependence on fossil fuels. Read the Whole Article
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