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Silica’s secret—Newly identified phases show amorphous states absent at high pressure

By April Gocha / March 25, 2015

A team from the Carnegie Institute for Science recently discovered five rare forms of silica that form under extreme pressures at room temperature.

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Two new candidates for the lithium-ion battery anode job

By Eileen De Guire / September 28, 2011

Mesoporous titania-bronze microspheres show promise as lithium-ion battery anodes. Credit: M. Paranthaman; ORNL Conceptually, lithium-ion batteries are simple devices comprising the anode, cathode and electrolyte. The anode’s job is to grab and stash lithium ions as fast as it can and to give them up speedily when current is drawn off through the cathode. The…

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