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Quantum materials help design longer lasting solid oxide fuel cells

By April Gocha / June 9, 2016

Researchers at Harvard University have devised a different way to generate longer lasting fuel cells, this time using quantum materials.

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Redesigned micro solid oxide fuel cell may provide more power, less charging, to small consumer electronics

By April Gocha / March 22, 2016

Researchers at Pohang University of Science & Technology have developed a micro-sized solid oxide fuel cell that incorporates a much more robust support—porous stainless steel, which significantly improves the cell’s thermal and mechanical stability.

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Clear cerium oxide coating could protect space electronics, living cells from damage of UV radiation

By April Gocha / February 5, 2016

Researchers at Zhejiang University and South China University of Technology in China have created new glass-based composite materials that are really good at absorbing UV radiation.

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Developing chromium capture technology prevents poisoning of solid oxide fuel cells

By April Gocha / February 2, 2016

Researchers at the University of Connecticut are working on a solution to fuel cell degradation by developing a capture technique that can grab chromium within a fuel cell, preventing it from reaching and poisoning the cell’s cathode.

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Islands of tungsten oxide maintain strength of steel yet protect against fouling

By April Gocha / October 28, 2015

Researchers at Harvard University’s John A. Paulson School of Engineering and Applied Sciences have devised a way to improve the ubiquitous steel by protecting its surface from fouling and corrosion—and it involves ceramics.

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Like a MOF to the glass: New technique forms hybrid glasses from metal-organic frameworks

By April Gocha / September 24, 2015

A worldwide research team has figured out how to form MOFs into glasses through careful techniques to prevent the materials’ degradation during processing.

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Materials magic trick, Act III—Self-destructing electronics disappear before your very eyes

By April Gocha / June 10, 2015

University of Illinois researchers have innovated a solution to the enormous piles of electronics waste piling up around the world—electronics that self-destruct on command.

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