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Videos: Exploding pumpkins, homemade batteries, and other Halloween fun

By Faye Oney / October 31, 2018

Happy Halloween! Watch today’s videos to learn how to explode a pumpkin and how to make a battery out of calcium carbide to light your pumpkin.

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Other materials stories that may be of interest

By Faye Oney / October 17, 2018

Critical Materials Institute prints anistropic magnets, Tübingen hosts machine learning center, and other materials stories that may be of interest for October 17, 2018.

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Other materials stories that may be of interest

By Faye Oney / May 30, 2018

Improved technique for scattering-type scanning near-field optical microscopy, novel cryogenic near-field optical microscope, and other materials stories that may be of interest for May 30, 2018.

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Major spark plug maker plans to shift focus towards solid-state batteries

By April Gocha / January 5, 2018

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.

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electrode design using MXenes

MXene electrodes could increase battery charging rates for electronics, electric vehicles

By Faye Oney / August 1, 2017

Researchers have designed battery electrodes using MXene, a highly conductive material, that could accelerate battery-charging times. The research could also solve the electric vehicle industry’s battery-charging challenges.

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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 / May 24, 2017

First significant examples of optical crystallography for nanomaterials, lithium oxide on tokamak walls can improve plasma performance, and other materials stories that may be of interest for May 24, 2017.

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Glass interlayer prevents dendrite formation to lead solid-state battery revolution

By April Gocha / March 7, 2017

A team of researchers at the University of Texas at Austin is trying to revolutionize the battery world with a new and improved all-solid-state sodium-ion battery that has three times higher energy density than today’s lithium-ions.

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1-D gets easy: Simple technique effortlessly converts bulk materials into oxide nanowires

By April Gocha / January 26, 2017

Researchers at Georgia Institute of Technology have devised a technique to transform bulk materials into oxide nanowires at room temperature and pressure, without the use of catalysts, toxic chemicals, or expensive processes.

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