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Defect-free surfaces may be key to preventing formation of lithium dendrites, advancing solid-state batteries

By April Gocha / July 14, 2017

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.

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Environmentally friendly batteries use electrodes from rusty stainless steel

By Faye Oney / June 23, 2017

A research group in China has created electrodes for potassium-ion batteries made from rusty stainless steel mesh. The result is an environmentally friendly, stable, and less expensive battery suitable for electronic devices.

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Other materials stories that may be of interest

By April Gocha / January 25, 2017

Graphene’s sleeping superconductivity awakens, discovery could lead to jet engines that run hotter and cleaner, and other materials stories that may be of interest for January 25, 2017.

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Ultrathin aluminum oxide layer boosts performance of garnet ceramic solid-state batteries

By April Gocha / January 17, 2017

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.

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Other materials stories that may be of interest

By April Gocha / January 11, 2017

Nano-chimneys can cool circuits, three-layer nanoparticle catalysts improve zinc-air batteries, and other materials stories that may be of interest for January 11, 2017.

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Other materials stories that may be of interest

By April Gocha / December 28, 2016

Nano-modified aerospace composites from carbon nanotubes, bacteria-powered battery built from a single sheet of paper, and other materials stories that may be of interest for December 28, 2017.

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Other materials stories that may be of interest

By April Gocha / November 2, 2016

Study explains graphene’s strength gap, flexible solar cells for any surface, and other materials stories that may be of interest for November 2, 2016.

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Opening a window to better batteries: Researchers get up-close to watch lithium dendrites grow

By April Gocha / October 20, 2016

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.

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Other materials stories that may be of interest

By April Gocha / October 19, 2016

Engineering LEGO-like building blocks, flexible lithium-ions are evolving batteries, and other materials stories that may be of interest for October 19, 2016.

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Other materials stories that may be of interest

By April Gocha / September 21, 2016

New machine mills in nanometer precision, advancing lithium-air batteries, and other materials stories that may be of interest for September 21, 2016.

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