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Defect-free surfaces may be key to preventing formation of lithium dendrites, advancing solid-state batteries

By April Gocha / July 14, 2017

New research from MIT shows that firmness isn’t the most important parameter for developing a solid electrolyte that is effective against dendrite formation—instead, a defect-free surface, which doesn’t provide a place for dendrites to form, is key to a better battery.

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About the A123 demise and bankruptcy: Tech failure or business failure?

By / October 25, 2012

The rise and fall of A123 Systems has been something of great interest to me and to ACerS, in no small part because of the important role one of our members, Yet-Ming Chiang, has had in the enterprise. Also, I, and many others I know, followed the A123 developments (see, for example, my 2009 interview…

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Materials (fantasy) football game of the week: MIT vs. Colorado School of Mines

By Eileen De Guire / September 23, 2011

The “Game”MIT “at” Colorado School of Mines Sometimes engineers and scientists have a tough time explaining what they do all day to outsiders. But, those who do modeling and simulation have it easy—all they have to say is that their work is like fantasy football applied to science. Of course, fantasy football is really modeling…

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A123’s launching new lithium flow battery project: ’24M’

By / August 19, 2010

Chiang at 2009 Materials Challenge for Alternative andRenewable Energy meeting. Credit: ACerS. When I interviewed Yet Ming Chiang, one of the brains behind A123 System’s lithium-ion battery technology, in 2009, he recalled a time when business opportunities weren’t yet a major interest: “So, as the academic researcher, I wasn’t involved in A123 for my business…

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Materials Challenges in Energy 2010 tutorial presentations available

By / March 4, 2010

ACerS recently conducted a wonderful “Materials Challenges in Alternative & Renewable Energy 2010” conference Feb. 21-24  in Cocoa Beach, Fla. Co-organizers Jack G. Simon and George G. Wicks, along with their advisory and technical planning committee, put together an outstanding technical program that included 160 presentations and posters, and 227 people from around the globe…

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MS&T’09 Opening session talks (audio only)

By / November 14, 2009

Last week we published a video version of the panel of energy experts who spoke at the opening session of MS&T’09. There were two keynote speakers before the panel: Jeffrey Wadsworth, president and CEO of the Battelle Memorial Institute, and Steven Koonin, undersecretary for science at DOE. I had planned on posting the video of…

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MS&T’09 keynote panel on new energy opportunities

By / November 5, 2009

MS&T’09’s Opening Session featured a panel of speakers actively working in renewable energy.

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Video of the week: MS&T’09 keynote panel on new energy opportunities

By / November 4, 2009

[flash https://ceramics.org/ceramictechtoday/wp-content/video/mst_keynote_panel.flv mode=1 f={image=/ceramictechtoday/wp-content/video/mst_keynote_panel.jpg}] MS&T’09’s Opening Session featured a panel of speakers actively working in renewable energy. The panelists – who included MIT professor and A123 Systems cofounder Yet-Ming Chiang, past ACerS president and Savannah River National Lab associate director John Marra and Solar Power Industries’ Gregory Hildeman – spoke on the topic of “New…

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MS&T’09, ACerS Annual Meeting videos schedule

By / November 4, 2009

I had a great time last week at the Materials Science & Technology 2009 conference and ACerS Annual Meeting events held in Pittsburgh. Many thanks to Ann for taking over responsibilities for Ceramic Tech Today while I was gone. I came back with lots of great footage of various lectures and interviews with some of…

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A123 Systems IPO to happen this week? [Update #3]

By / September 24, 2009

That’s what supposed to occur for the nanophospate lithium-ion battery maker, although the exact dates for IPOs are often a little soft. Right now it looks like 9/23/ or 9/24. A123 first announced its intentions to go public last August. A123 Systems was one of the four battery making groups who each received a quarter-billion…

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