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New open-access materials database could save research time, spur material science advances

By Faye Oney / April 13, 2018

Researchers at the National Energy Renewable Laboratory have created a database of inorganic thin-film materials containing 10 years’ worth of research. This open-access database could accelerate research advances in advanced energy and beyond.

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Video: Building better lithium-ion batteries by blowing them up

By April Gocha / November 1, 2017

Scientists at the National Renewable Energy Laboratory are developing technology to improve the thermal performance of lithium-ion batteries. And that all starts with studying how batteries fail.

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NREL study illustrates need for expanding EV charging infrastructure

By Faye Oney / October 10, 2017

A new study from the National Renewable Energy Laboratory claims the U.S. will need 8,000 fast-charging electric vehicle charging stations to accommodate the increasing number of electric and plug-in hybrid vehicles in the coming decades.

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Perovskite crystals ‘flip’ for better stability

By Stephanie Liverani / July 12, 2016

Researchers from Los Alamos National Laboratory, Northwestern University, and Rice University have developed a “new type of 2-D layered perovskite with outstanding stability and more than triple the material’s previous power conversion efficiency,” according to news from LANL.

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Researchers flip a ‘chemical switch’ to improve perovskite’s thermal stability

By Stephanie Liverani / May 31, 2016

Researchers from Brown University—in collaboration with the National Renewable Energy Laboratory and the Chinese Academy of Sciences’ Qingdao Institute of Bioenergy and Bioprocess Technology—are getting closer to making perovskite solar cells a mass-market reality. It’s all in the “flip of a switch.”

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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 / February 17, 2016

Graphene’s toughness in question, molybdenum disulfide memristors, and other materials stories that may be of interest for February 17, 2016.

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Other materials stories that may be of interest

By April Gocha / January 6, 2016

Boron nitride flexes its muscles, five things to know about crystals, and other materials stories that may be of interest for January 6, 2016.

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Ceramics and glass business news of the week

By April Gocha / October 23, 2015

Murata shows off smart glasses concept, 3M announces new Design Center, and more ceramics and glass business news of the week for October 23, 2015.

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Ceramics and glass business news of the week

By April Gocha / October 2, 2015

Alcoa to split into two, PPG lifts force majeure, and more ceramics and glass business news of the week for October 2, 2015.

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