November 8th, 2016 | by April Gocha, PhD
With the swirling debacle surrounding Samsung’s exploding lithium-ions and NASA’s accidently self-destructing robot, consumer interest in battery safety has seldom been higher—which is why ceramic materials are getting their spot in the battery technology limelight.
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 20th, 2016 | by April Gocha, PhD
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.
October 19th, 2016 | by April Gocha, PhD
Engineering LEGO-like building blocks, flexible lithium-ions are evolving batteries, and other materials stories that may be of interest for October 19, 2016.
September 21st, 2016 | by Stephanie Liverani
Keeping fuel-efficiency paramount, automotive manufacturer Nissan recently unveiled its latest concept car—the BladeGlider, which “combines zero-emissions with high-performance in a revolutionary sports car design,” according to a Nissan press release.
May 5th, 2016 | by Stephanie Liverani
Engineers at the University of Southern California, University of California, San Diego, and the California Institute of Technology (Pasadena, Calif.) created a new metallic glass material with an unusual chemical structure that makes it incredibly hard and yet elastic.
April 13th, 2016 | by April Gocha, PhD
A nanoporous material that breathes, chocolates inspire thin shell designs, and other materials stories that may be of interest for April 13, 2016.
November 24th, 2015 | by April Gocha, PhD
Laser refrigerates liquids, ORNL watches fuel cell catalysts evolve, and other materials stories that may be of interest for November 24, 2015.
September 9th, 2015 | by Thomas H. Loewe
Even though glass is usually not directly visible when used in energy technology, it is indispensable—and it holds immense potential for the energy landscape of the future.
May 12th, 2015 | by April Gocha, PhD
Materials science in forensics, new NIST director, three-atom-thick electronic sheets, and other materials stories that may be of interest for May 12, 2015.