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Asphalt derivative charges lithium batteries faster, prevents dendrite formation

By Faye Oney / October 3, 2017

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.

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Cigarette butts mixed with asphalt create new pavement material

By Faye Oney / August 25, 2017

A research team may have solved the cigarette butt litter problem. By mixing discarded cigarette butts with asphalt concrete, they produced a material that can handle heavy traffic and reduce the urban heat island effect.

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Road to reduced carbon emissions might be paved in asphalt

By Stephanie Liverani / September 27, 2016

Researchers at Rice University in Houston, Texas, have developed a “new form of porous asphalt that can soak up 154% of its weight in carbon dioxide,” according to a university press release.

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Other materials stories that may be of interest

By April Gocha / September 15, 2015

Customizing 3-D printing, graphene relative phagraphene discovered, and other materials stories that may be of interest for September 15, 2015.

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Cheap material from asphalt shows promise for most efficient carbon capture yet

By April Gocha / January 14, 2015

Rice University scientists say they have developed a derivative of asphalt—asphalt-porous carbon (A-PC)—that can soak up 114% of its weight in CO2 and is much cheaper than any other carbon capture alternative available.

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