January 5th, 2018 | by April Gocha
NGK Spark Plugs, the Japanese company that leads the global spark plug market, is turning its focus away from its namesake product and instead concentrating its efforts to develop solid-state batteries for electric vehicles.
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.
November 8th, 2017 | by April Gocha
How nanoscale patterning can decrease metal fatigue, researchers demonstrate technique to fabricate safer and more compact batteries, and other materials stories that may be of interest for November 8, 2017.
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.
May 5th, 2017 | by April Gocha
Tom Kinisky named president and CEO of Saint-Gobain North America, Verizon and Corning make $1.05B purchase agreement for next-gen optical solutions, and more ceramic and glass business news of the week for May 5, 2017.
March 8th, 2017 | by April Gocha
Most complex nanoparticle crystal ever made by design, solar panels get a face-lift with custom designs, and other materials stories that may be of interest for March 8, 2017.
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.
November 8th, 2016 | by April Gocha
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.
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.