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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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Other materials stories that may be of interest

By April Gocha / August 17, 2016

New assay can speed up nanomaterial safety screening, six times capacity for lithium-ions, and other materials stories that may be of interest for August 17, 2016.

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Other materials stories that may be of interest

By April Gocha / May 4, 2016

Ferroelectric nanowires make personal cooling units, 3-D-printed foams outperform other materials, origin of earth’s oldest zircon crystals, and more materials stories that may be of interest for May 4, 2016.

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Other materials stories that may be of interest

By April Gocha / March 23, 2016

Unprecedented nanoscale analysis, when glass becomes liquid, and other materials stories that may be of interest for March 23, 2016.

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Other materials stories that may be of interest

By April Gocha / January 14, 2015

Honeybee hive sealant spurs hair growth, why blue LEDs are tricky to manufacture, identification of Taj Mahal’s grime, and other materials stories that may be of interest for January 14, 2015.

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Other materials stories that may be of interest

By April Gocha / May 13, 2014

Other materials stories that may be of interest for May 13, 2013.

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Other materials stories that may be of interest

By / February 5, 2013

What an active field! Oxygen tolerance of an in silico-designed bioinspired hydrogen-evolving catalyst in water (PNAS) Certain bacterial enzymes, the diiron hydrogenases, have turnover numbers for hydrogen production from water as large as 104/s. Their much smaller common active site, composed of earth-abundant materials, has a structure that is an attractive starting point for the…

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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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Zhong-Lin Wang takes nanoscale piezo energy scavenging to heart

By / June 11, 2010

ACerS member Zhong-Lin Wang continues to make interesting progress on developing nanowire power generators and other energy-scavenging devices, and recently has demonstrated a nanogenerator that can be powered by the motion of a beating heart or the flexing of diaphragms and lungs. When I last wrote about Wang in early 2009, he was demonstrating a…

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New material to power tiny generators

By / October 24, 2009

Via press release from University of Wisconsin, we learn that a team of researchers has developed a piezoelectric nanogenerator and experimented with a variety of materials to power it. The team found that zinc oxide nanowires, which have six-sided, column-like crystals, could produce 10 nanowatts per square centimeter by converting mechanical energy into electricity. The…

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