January 17th, 2017 | by April Gocha, PhD
Researchers at the University of Maryland have designed a way to insert an ultrathin layer of aluminum oxide in between a garnet ceramic electrolyte and electrodes of solid-state batteries, decreasing impedance by 300-fold and allowing the energy to flow.
December 13th, 2016 | by April Gocha, PhD
Researchers at Forschungszentrum Jülich in Germany have developed a significantly improved stable ceramic hydrogen separation membrane that can enable a hydrogen flow rate that is nearly double that of other separation membranes.
December 9th, 2016 | by April Gocha, PhD
A special Canadian laboratory called WinterLab reports that, when put to a special scientific test, 90% of winter boots fail in their ability to prevent slipping in icy conditions.
November 4th, 2016 | by April Gocha, PhD
Although most famous for making electric cars, last week Tesla unveiled its concept for solar glass roofing tiles that will expand the company’s vision for a future powered by integrated sustainable energy.
November 4th, 2016 | by Stephanie Liverani
Researchers from Vanderbilt University in Nashville, Tenn., used scraps steel and brass to create what they say is the world’s first steel-brass battery that can store energy at levels comparable to lead-acid batteries.
November 1st, 2016 | by Stephanie Liverani
Lithium-ion batteries are necessary for next-generation consumer electronics to compete with market demands for longer battery life and unsurpassed power. And researchers are focusing on making these power sources safer and better for the environment.
October 25th, 2016 | by Stephanie Liverani
Researchers from Stanford University (Stanford, Calif.) and Oxford University (Oxford, England) joined forces to create a new perovskite design they say “could outperform existing commercial technologies,” according to a Stanford News article.
September 26th, 2016 | by April Gocha, PhD
Researchers at the University of Manchester in the U.K. have devised a strategy that gives new use to diatom shells, using the silica shells as scaffolds for building atomic sheets of molybdenum disulfide.
September 9th, 2016 | by Stephanie Liverani
Scientists at the Australian National University developed a new spray-on, plastic-based coating that could be used to waterproof cell phones, prevent ice formation on airplanes, and protect boat hulls against corrosion.
September 1st, 2016 | by April Gocha, PhD
ACerS member Valerie Wiesner, a materials engineer at NASA Glenn Research Center in Cleveland, Ohio, is one of the many scientists trying to fully unlock the potential of ceramic matrix composite materials.