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Other materials stories that may be of interest

By April Gocha / May 24, 2017

First significant examples of optical crystallography for nanomaterials, lithium oxide on tokamak walls can improve plasma performance, and other materials stories that may be of interest for May 24, 2017.

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Other materials stories that may be of interest

By April Gocha / September 21, 2016

New machine mills in nanometer precision, advancing lithium-air batteries, and other materials stories that may be of interest for September 21, 2016.

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Other materials stories that may be of interest

By / December 4, 2012

So much to read, so little time. Maybe try anyway: Scientists discover novel way to ‘heal’ defects in materials In a paper published in Nature Materials, a team of researchers report they have succeeded in creating a defect in the structure of a single-layer crystal by simply inserting an extra particle, and then watching as…

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Video of the week: ABB’s Kreusel says ‘Energy storage as an important part of Smart Grids’

By / March 5, 2012

Several times last week when participants in the MCARE meeting were looking at and test-driving the Chevy Volt, the question came up, “What happens to electric vehicle batteries when they wear out?” The answer is that when they are fully worn out, the materials will be recycled in special facilities. However, used battery packs won’t…

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Ceramics and glass business news of the week

By / March 2, 2012

Here is what we are hearing: Sudden closure of Trainor Glass likely to cause ripple effect across industry (Glass Magazine) The news of Trainor Glass Co.’s sudden closure last week was met with mixed reaction across the glass industry-from surprise and sadness, to fear and uncertainty. Officials from the contract glazier notified employees by Feb.…

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The energy race: Increasing energy density in lithium-air batteries

By Eileen De Guire / July 28, 2011

Depiction of the essential functioning of the lithium-air battery. Ions of Li combine with oxygen from the air to form particles of Li oxides, which attach themselves to carbon fibers on the electrode as the battery is being used. During recharging, the Li oxides separate again into Li and oxygen and the process can begin…

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Video of the week: Lithium ions cause nanowires to writhe, swell and twist

By / December 10, 2010

[flash https://ceramics.org/ceramictechtoday/wp-content/video/lithium_ion_nanowire.flv mode=1 f={image=/ceramictechtoday/wp-content/video/lithium_ion_nanowire.jpg}] Some lithium ion batteries are plagued with, well, physical problems. Some of the mechanical effects are manifest as batteries that get very hot. Others swell, especially when overcharged, as has been noted by many authors (see here, for example). But seldom has the physical effects of lithium ion movement been demonstrated…

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Active oxidation catalyst for Li–air batteries

By Esther Levy / August 24, 2010

Lithium batteries that utilize oxygen as the cathode material are very promising owing to their extremely high theoretical capacity of almost 12,000 Wh kg-1. In these lithium-air batteries, oxygen is adsorbed directly from the atmosphere when required rather than being stored in the battery itself. In practice, a combination of carbon powder, oxygen, oxygen reduction…

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Toyota, Tesla team to build all electric cars

By / June 16, 2010

The undisputed hybrid king, Toyota, says it is teaming  up with Tesla Motors in the development of electric cars that run solely on lithium-ion batteries. As part of the deal, Toyota purchased $50 million of Tesla common stock. Using similar technology already used in Tesla’s Roadster model, the new model will be expected to have…

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DOE dedicates 24M supercomputing hours for lithium–air batteries

By / February 1, 2010

The DOE announced that 24 million hours of supercomputing time out of a total of 1.6 billion available at Argonne and Oak Ridge National Labs have been awarded to investigate materials for developing lithium-air batteries that would be capable of powering a car for 500 miles on a single charge. Through the Innovative and Novel…

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