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Other materials stories that may be of interest

By April Gocha / January 24, 2018

Ultrathin black phosphorus for solar-driven hydrogen economy, scientists discover perovskite material ideal for smart photovoltaic windows, and other materials stories that may be of interest for January 24, 2018.

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Other materials stories that may be of interest

By April Gocha / November 29, 2017

Ultrathin and flat graphene metalenses gain more properties, new batteries with better performance and improved safety, and other materials stories that may be of interest for November 29, 2017.

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Video: Building better lithium-ion batteries by blowing them up

By April Gocha / November 1, 2017

Scientists at the National Renewable Energy Laboratory are developing technology to improve the thermal performance of lithium-ion batteries. And that all starts with studying how batteries fail.

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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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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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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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Video: Lithium-ion hacks to keep your smartphone battery charged and explosion-free

By April Gocha / September 14, 2016

A new Reactions video from the American Chemical Society explains the science behind exploding lithium-ion batteries, in addition to three hacks to keep lithium-ions lasting longer.

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Other materials stories that may be of interest

By April Gocha / August 31, 2016

Reducing expensive metals for fuel cell reactions, new tandem cell is innovating solar, and other materials stories that may be of interest for August 31, 2016.

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A new spin on silicon: Liquid precursor fabricates silicon nanowires to boost battery capacity, decrease cost

By April Gocha / August 26, 2016

Researchers at North Dakota State University (Fargo, N.D.) in collaboration with Pacific Northwest National Lab (Richland, Wash.) have made important progress in an alternative strategy to incorporate silicon into the anodes of lithium-ion batteries: silicon nanowires.

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Paper power: Glassy ceramic material makes paperlike electrodes for better lithium-ion batteries

By April Gocha / April 3, 2016

Researchers at Kansas State University are exploring new glassy ceramic material combinations and electrode designs that will afford lithium-ion batteries with high capacity, efficiency, and stability as well as high mass loading.

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