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Fisker is setting sights on solid-state battery tech to boost electric vehicle range, reduce charging time

By April Gocha / November 28, 2017

Electric car maker Fisker has plans to use a new solid-state battery technology to drive its electric vehicles to offer vast improvements over driving range, charging time, energy density, and battery cost.

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Ultrathin aluminum oxide layer boosts performance of garnet ceramic solid-state batteries

By April Gocha / January 17, 2017

Researchers at the University of Maryland have designed a way to insert an ultrathin layer of aluminum oxide in between a garnet ceramic electrolyte and electrodes of solid-state batteries, decreasing impedance by 300-fold and allowing the energy to flow.

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Lasers control single crystal formation in chalcogenide glasses

By April Gocha / April 12, 2016

A Lehigh University team of scientists has devised a new fabrication method that could extend the reach of single crystals by ditching the need for melting.

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Other materials stories that may be of interest

By April Gocha / April 6, 2016

Hydrogen from titania gets closer, new catalyst splits water 3X better, and other materials stories that may be of interest for April 6, 2016.

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Other materials stories that may be of interest

By April Gocha / January 20, 2016

Molten metal batteries, electromagnetic properties of graphene-BN materials, and other materials stories that may be of interest for January 20, 2015.

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Other materials stories that may be of interest

By April Gocha / August 26, 2015

Electrolytes go solid-state, quantum dots light the future, and other materials stories that may be of interest for August 26, 2015.

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Reports suggest wrinkles are good, at least for thin film ceramic membranes

By April Gocha / June 23, 2015

Scientists at ETH Zurich have found that doping is not the only way to influence ion conductivity in ceramic membranes.

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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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Expanding horizons of varistors in electronics: From transistors to sensors

By Yoko Co / June 24, 2014

[Editor’s note: This report comes to us from R.K. Pandey, PhD, Professor at Ingram School of Engineering at Texas State University in San Marcos, Texas.] by R. K. Pandey A varistor is a simple two terminal device primarily based on ceramic substrates. It is an indispensable component of almost all electrical and electronic circuits because…

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