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Ceramics are superior: Ceramic materials offer safer solutions to lithium-ion battery woes

By April Gocha / November 8, 2016

With the swirling debacle surrounding Samsung’s exploding lithium-ions and NASA’s accidently self-destructing robot, consumer interest in battery safety has seldom been higher—which is why ceramic materials are getting their spot in the battery technology limelight.

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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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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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Better batteries? Study uncovers potential hidden impact of oxide nanoparticles on earth microbiome

By April Gocha / March 4, 2016

A new study by researchers at the University of Wisconsin–Madison and the University of Minnesota shows that nanoparticles of lithium battery catalyst nickel manganese cobalt oxide may harm important bacteria that reside in the soil and have untold environmental consequences.

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Other materials stories that may be of interest

By April Gocha / October 13, 2015

Bimetallic catalysts, tellurium electrodes for better batteries, and other materials stories that may be of interest for October 13, 2015.

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Other materials stories that may be of interest

By April Gocha / June 24, 2015

Mantis shrimp inspiration, hematite re-growth, and other materials stories that may be of interest for June 24, 2015.

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