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By / May 15, 2012

This illustration depicts the shape of diamond tips used to apply pressure that uncovered important new properties in the memory medium GST. The inset represents the atomic structure of amorphous GST. Credit: Ming Xu, Johns Hopkins Univ. Check ’em out: Thanks for the memory: Researchers find room for more data storage in phase-change material A team…

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ABB’s Kreusel says ‘Energy storage as an important part of Smart Grids’

By / March 8, 2012

When people test-drive hybrid-electric or extended-range electric vehicles, such as the Toyota Prius or the Chevy Volt or the Nissan Leaf, the question came up, “What happens to electric vehicle batteries when they wear out?”

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Video of the week: ABB’s Kreusel says ‘Energy storage as an important part of Smart Grids’

By / March 5, 2012

Several times last week when participants in the MCARE meeting were looking at and test-driving the Chevy Volt, the question came up, “What happens to electric vehicle batteries when they wear out?” The answer is that when they are fully worn out, the materials will be recycled in special facilities. However, used battery packs won’t…

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