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Say sayonara to exploding batteries—LLZO ceramic thin films offer hope for safer, thinner all-solid state lithium-ions

By April Gocha / October 14, 2016

Researchers at the University of Michigan have devised a technique using mass-producible methods to fabricate thin films of LLZO ceramic, which could help improve the safety of lithium-ion batteries.

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Video: New ‘green’ method for large-scale silica production gives agricultural waste a purpose

By Stephanie Liverani / April 6, 2016

Is rice ash the key to ‘greener’ silica production? ACerS member Richard Laine, a professor of materials science and engineering at the University of Michigan, explains his new clean, cost-efficient method for large-scale manufacture of silica.

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Going green: ACerS member pioneers sustainable approach for high-purity silica production

By April Gocha / January 14, 2016

University of Michigan researcher and ACerS member Richard Laine is pioneering a new approach to reduce, reuse, and recycle—his technique for production of high-purity silica reduces energy consumption while simultaneously utilizing agricultural waste.

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Ceramics set to solidify the future of solid-state batteries

By April Gocha / October 28, 2014

University of Michigan researchers have been working on a scheme to use ceramics to improve even safer solid-state batteries, which completely do away with aqueous solutions altogether.

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Video: Inexpensive process distills silica compounds from sand, waste

By Jim Destefani / October 2, 2013

Scientists at the University of Michigan have developed an inexpensive distillation process to transform common silica from sand and other materials into chemicals that can be used in fireproofing and waterproofing materials, textiles, and other products.

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