August 1st, 2017 | by Faye Oney
Researchers have designed battery electrodes using MXene, a highly conductive material, that could accelerate battery-charging times. The research could also solve the electric vehicle industry's battery-charging challenges.
July 14th, 2017 | by April Gocha, PhD
New research from MIT shows that firmness isn’t the most important parameter for developing a solid electrolyte that is effective against dendrite formation—instead, a defect-free surface, which doesn’t provide a place for dendrites to form, is key to a better battery.
May 12th, 2017 | by Faye Oney
Electroplating may soon be the newest process to manufacture lithium-ion batteries. Researchers have devised a method to eliminate inactive materials in lithium cathodes, resulting in batteries that are 30% more powerful and less expensive.
December 21st, 2016 | by April Gocha, PhD
Black phosphorus doesn't mind water, supercomputer simulation reveals 2-D glass can go infinitely soft, and other materials stories that may be of interest for December 21, 2016.
May 4th, 2016 | by April Gocha, PhD
Ferroelectric nanowires make personal cooling units, 3-D-printed foams outperform other materials, origin of earth's oldest zircon crystals, and more materials stories that may be of interest for May 4, 2016.
February 10th, 2016 | by April Gocha, PhD
ICG to hold glass workshop this summer, how-to for high-precision glass nanoengraving, and other materials stories that may be of interest for February 10, 2016.
June 3rd, 2015 | by April Gocha, PhD
Scaling up graphene manufacturing, 3-D microbatteries from 2-D methods, and other materials stories that may be of interest for June 3, 2015.
November 15th, 2011 | by Eileen De Guire
A fully automated robot arm pours molten glass into the sample mold. Credit: Knud Dobberke; Fraunhofer ISC. Check ’em out: …
July 28th, 2011 | by Eileen De Guire
Depiction of the essential functioning of the lithium-air battery. Ions of Li combine with oxygen from the air to form …