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How do ceramics compare? Comprehensive review stacks up recent lithium-ion battery research

By April Gocha / July 28, 2017

A lithium-ion battery research review by Rice University scientists stacks up cathode, anode, and electrolyte materials against one another, focusing on how batteries perform across a wide temperature range.

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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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Ultrathin aluminum oxide layer boosts performance of garnet ceramic solid-state batteries

By April Gocha / January 17, 2017

Researchers at the University of Maryland have designed a way to insert an ultrathin layer of aluminum oxide in between a garnet ceramic electrolyte and electrodes of solid-state batteries, decreasing impedance by 300-fold and allowing the energy to flow.

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Other materials stories that may be of interest

By April Gocha / December 14, 2016

Double-layer coating material creates full spectrum of colors, finger swipe-powered phones are one step closer, and other materials stories that may be of interest for December 14, 2016.

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Other materials stories that may be of interest

By April Gocha / November 16, 2016

Graphene templates make new metal-oxide nanostructures, green process to produce carbon fibers for rocket nozzles gets patent, and other materials stories that may be of interest for November 16, 2016.

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Say sayonara to exploding batteries—LLZO ceramic thin films offer hope for safer, thinner all-solid state lithium-ions

By April Gocha / October 14, 2016

Researchers at the University of Michigan have devised a technique using mass-producible methods to fabricate thin films of LLZO ceramic, which could help improve the safety of lithium-ion batteries.

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Other materials stories that may be of interest

By April Gocha / September 14, 2016

3-D graphene is promising for bio applications, fish biowaste converted to piezoelectric energy harvester, and other materials stories that may be of interest for September 14, 2016.

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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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Other materials stories that may be of interest

By April Gocha / May 11, 2016

A winning recipe for 3-D printing bone, visualizing lithiation of iron oxide, and other materials stories that may be of interest for May 11, 2016.

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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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