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Improving Li-ion battery safety—Oxide ceramic films could replace polymeric separators

By Lisa McDonald / May 31, 2019

Researchers from Donghua University in Shangai showed separators made from oxide ceramic films could improve the safety of lithium-ion batteries, which tend to catch on fire when their polymeric separators fail.

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New techniques stretch carbon nanotubes, make stronger composites

By Eileen De Guire / November 13, 2012

Researchers used a rotating spool to create ribbon-like composite materials that have a high percentage of carbon nanotubes, for use in products from airplanes to bicycles. Credit: Zhu; NCSU. Editor’s note: Ever since carbon nanotubes were discovered, the challenge has been to figure out how to exploit their singular properties. This group from North Carolina…

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