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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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Making gains: Controlled thermal conductivity of lithium cobalt oxide means big things for batteries

By Eileen De Guire / June 11, 2014

Researchers have experimentally shown that lithium cobalt oxide (LiCoO2)—the MVP of electrochemical energy storage—can be controlled over a “considerable” range.

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Suncatchers—New solar thermophotovoltaics show promise for high-efficiency PVs

By Eileen De Guire / October 21, 2013

New solar thermophotovoltaic emitter photonic crystals operate at temperatures more than 1000˚C. Materials include tungsten, tungsten coated with hafnium dioxide, and hafnium dioxide.

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AGC’s investment in US nanolithography startup reveals plans for nanostructured value-added glass strategy

By / April 6, 2012

Rolith’s rolling lithographic exposure technology. Credit: Rolith; AGC. A wholly owned Georgia-based subsidiary, of glassmaker AGC — AGC America — a few days ago announced that it had purchased a $2 million stake in Rolith Inc., clearly aimed at developing new glass products with specialized nano coatings. Rolith, based in Pleasanton, Calif., specializes in advanced, large-scale nano…

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