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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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fingers holding a quarter that has been electroplated

Electroplating lithium-ion battery cathodes could yield higher-performing batteries

By Faye Oney / May 12, 2017

Electroplating may soon be the newest process to manufacture lithium-ion batteries. Researchers have devised a method to eliminate inactive materials in lithium cathodes, resulting in batteries that are 30% more powerful and less expensive.

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Other materials stories that may be of interest

By April Gocha / December 21, 2016

Black phosphorus doesn’t mind water, supercomputer simulation reveals 2-D glass can go infinitely soft, and other materials stories that may be of interest for December 21, 2016.

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Other materials stories that may be of interest

By April Gocha / May 4, 2016

Ferroelectric nanowires make personal cooling units, 3-D-printed foams outperform other materials, origin of earth’s oldest zircon crystals, and more materials stories that may be of interest for May 4, 2016.

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Other materials stories that may be of interest

By April Gocha / February 10, 2016

ICG to hold glass workshop this summer, how-to for high-precision glass nanoengraving, and other materials stories that may be of interest for February 10, 2016.

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Other materials stories that may be of interest

By April Gocha / June 3, 2015

Scaling up graphene manufacturing, 3-D microbatteries from 2-D methods, and other materials stories that may be of interest for June 3, 2015.

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Other materials stories that may be of interest

By Eileen De Guire / November 15, 2011

A fully automated robot arm pours molten glass into the sample mold. Credit: Knud Dobberke; Fraunhofer ISC. Check ’em out: Instant-on computers may be possible with modified materials Researchers from three NSF-supported Materials Research Science and Engineering Centers at Penn State and Cornell recently added ferroelectric capability to materials used in common computer transistors–a feat…

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The energy race: Increasing energy density in lithium-air batteries

By Eileen De Guire / July 28, 2011

Depiction of the essential functioning of the lithium-air battery. Ions of Li combine with oxygen from the air to form particles of Li oxides, which attach themselves to carbon fibers on the electrode as the battery is being used. During recharging, the Li oxides separate again into Li and oxygen and the process can begin…

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