January 24th, 2018 | by April Gocha
Ultrathin black phosphorus for solar-driven hydrogen economy, scientists discover perovskite material ideal for smart photovoltaic windows, and other materials stories that may be of interest for January 24, 2018.
November 29th, 2017 | by April Gocha
Ultrathin and flat graphene metalenses gain more properties, new batteries with better performance and improved safety, and other materials stories that may be of interest for November 29, 2017.
November 1st, 2017 | by April Gocha
Scientists at the National Renewable Energy Laboratory are developing technology to improve the thermal performance of lithium-ion batteries. And that all starts with studying how batteries fail.
July 14th, 2017 | by April Gocha
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.
January 25th, 2017 | by April Gocha
Graphene’s sleeping superconductivity awakens, discovery could lead to jet engines that run hotter and cleaner, and other materials stories that may be of interest for January 25, 2017.
October 20th, 2016 | by April Gocha
A team of University of Michigan researchers has developed a strategy to observe dendrite formation in batteries in real time—observations that will help scientists understand how dendrites form and ultimately develop better future batteries.
September 14th, 2016 | by April Gocha
A new Reactions video from the American Chemical Society explains the science behind exploding lithium-ion batteries, in addition to three hacks to keep lithium-ions lasting longer.
August 31st, 2016 | by April Gocha
Reducing expensive metals for fuel cell reactions, new tandem cell is innovating solar, and other materials stories that may be of interest for August 31, 2016.
August 26th, 2016 | by April Gocha
Researchers at North Dakota State University (Fargo, N.D.) in collaboration with Pacific Northwest National Lab (Richland, Wash.) have made important progress in an alternative strategy to incorporate silicon into the anodes of lithium-ion batteries: silicon nanowires.
April 3rd, 2016 | by April Gocha
Researchers at Kansas State University are exploring new glassy ceramic material combinations and electrode designs that will afford lithium-ion batteries with high capacity, efficiency, and stability as well as high mass loading.