November 28th, 2017 | by April Gocha
Electric car maker Fisker has plans to use a new solid-state battery technology to drive its electric vehicles to offer vast improvements over driving range, charging time, energy density, and battery cost.
January 17th, 2017 | by April Gocha
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.
April 12th, 2016 | by April Gocha
A Lehigh University team of scientists has devised a new fabrication method that could extend the reach of single crystals by ditching the need for melting.
April 6th, 2016 | by April Gocha
Hydrogen from titania gets closer, new catalyst splits water 3X better, and other materials stories that may be of interest for April 6, 2016.
January 20th, 2016 | by April Gocha
Molten metal batteries, electromagnetic properties of graphene-BN materials, and other materials stories that may be of interest for January 20, 2015.
August 26th, 2015 | by April Gocha
Electrolytes go solid-state, quantum dots light the future, and other materials stories that may be of interest for August 26, 2015.
June 24th, 2015 | by April Gocha
In spite of its practical importance and long productive life, varistors today remain the unsung hero of electronics, especially when compared to more glamorous silicon-based transistors and diodes.
June 23rd, 2015 | by April Gocha
Scientists at ETH Zurich have found that doping is not the only way to influence ion conductivity in ceramic membranes.
October 28th, 2014 | by April Gocha
University of Michigan researchers have been working on a scheme to use ceramics to improve even safer solid-state batteries, which completely do away with aqueous solutions altogether.