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Ceramic and glass business news of the week

By Faye Oney / August 24, 2018

HarbisonWalker International opens new refractories manufacturing plant, Energy Vault uses concrete blocks to store energy, and more ceramic and glass business news of the week for August 24, 2018.

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Making higher-performing lithium batteries using ‘pickling’ process

By Faye Oney / June 22, 2018

Researchers discovered that a chemical reaction that takes place when a performance-enhancing additive is mixed into a lithium battery’s electrolyte can suppress its decomposition—similar to the pickling process. This discovery could lead to higher-performing batteries.

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Other materials stories that may be of interest

By Faye Oney / June 13, 2018

A new technique that uses computational neural networks to “learn” how a nanoparticle’s structure affects its behavior, unusual properties of bismuth that can be harnessed to help the environment, and other materials stories that may be of interest for June 13, 2018.

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Recycled cathodes on spent lithium-ion batteries could save money and the environment

By Faye Oney / January 30, 2018

Researchers have developed a process to recycle used cathode materials in spent lithium-ion batteries. Their recycling method could lower costs of rechargeable batteries as well as reduce depletion of resources and environmental impact.

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Analysis suggests no short-term supply obstacles for battery materials, although risks persist

By April Gocha / October 20, 2017

According to a new analysis by researchers at MIT, University of California Berkeley, and Rochester Institute of Technology, adequate supply of critical lithium-ion battery materials lithium, cobalt, manganese, graphite, and nickel should not disrupt battery production, at least in the short term.

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It’s electric: Shifts in the auto industry are driving new challenges and new opportunities for materials markets

By April Gocha / October 12, 2017

The automotive industry is speeding toward an electric car future. Beyond the drivers influencing these changes, there are some important factors that are actually enabling this shift to take place—and at their heart is materials science and engineering.

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Nanodiamonds create safer batteries by preventing dendrite formation

By Faye Oney / September 12, 2017

Researchers have uncovered a process to increase the safety of future lithium batteries. By adding nanodiamonds to an electrolyte solution, they were able to prevent dendrite growth, a major cause of lithium battery fires.

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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 / June 28, 2017

Transformer-like carbon nanostructure engineered, solar material for producing clean hydrogen fuel, and other materials stories that may be of interest for June 28, 2017.

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Electroplating lithium-ion battery cathodes could yield higher-performing batteries

By Faye Oney / May 12, 2017

Electroplating may soon be the newest process to manufacture lithium-ion batteries. Researchers have devised a method to eliminate inactive materials in lithium cathodes, resulting in batteries that are 30% more powerful and less expensive.

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