October 12th, 2017 | by April Gocha
The automotive industry is speeding toward an electric car future. Beyond the drivers influencing these changes, there are some important factors that are actually enabling this shift to take place—and at their heart is materials science and engineering.
October 3rd, 2017 | by Faye Oney
Researchers have developed battery anodes made of an asphalt derivative that has the capability of charging lithium metal batteries 10–20 times faster than current lithium batteries already on the market. The material also helps prevent formation of dendrites.
September 27th, 2017 | by April Gocha
Assembly of nanoparticles proceeds like a zipper, advanced lithium-ion and metal-air batteries, and other materials stories that may be of interest for September 27, 2017.
September 12th, 2017 | by Faye Oney
Researchers have uncovered a process to increase the safety of future lithium batteries. By adding nanodiamonds to an electrolyte solution, they were able to prevent dendrite growth, a major cause of lithium battery fires.
June 28th, 2017 | by April Gocha
Transformer-like carbon nanostructure engineered, solar material for producing clean hydrogen fuel, and other materials stories that may be of interest for June 28, 2017.
May 24th, 2017 | by April Gocha
First significant examples of optical crystallography for nanomaterials, lithium oxide on tokamak walls can improve plasma performance, and other materials stories that may be of interest for May 24, 2017.
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.
May 10th, 2017 | by April Gocha
Stenciling with atoms in 2-D materials possible, sodium and magnesium to replace lithium in batteries, and other materials stories that may be of interest for May 10, 2017.
May 3rd, 2017 | by April Gocha
Researchers at the University of California, Riverside, have devised a technique to convert recycled glass bottles into nanosilicon anodes for next-gen lithium-ion batteries with the capacity to store almost four times as much energy as conventional anodes.
February 22nd, 2017 | by April Gocha
'Scotch tape' and laser beams craft new material that could improve LED screens, stem cell technique shows promise for bone repair, and other materials stories that may be of interest for February 22, 2017.