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Researchers Analyze Atomic-Scale Electronic and Structural Degradation in Lithium-Ion Batteries

Researchers Analyze Atomic-Scale Electronic and Structural Degradation in Lithium-Ion Batteries

Researchers at Brookhaven National Laboratory have performed three studies on the electrochemical reactions that occur in nickel, cobalt, and aluminum (NCA) lithium-ion batteries. They studied average material morphologies as well as atomic-scale asymmetries to analyze the electronic and structural and degradations of these batteries. [More]
New Method Calculates Multi-Phase Electrical Properties of Thermoelectric Materials

New Method Calculates Multi-Phase Electrical Properties of Thermoelectric Materials

Researchers at the California Institute of Technology (Caltech) have developed a new technique to analyze multi-phase electrical properties of thermoelectric materials. They have found that combining various solid phases could improve the performance of thermoelectric materials. [More]
Peak Scientific Showcases its Precision range of Laboratory Gas Generators at SABIC Technical Meeting 2014

Peak Scientific Showcases its Precision range of Laboratory Gas Generators at SABIC Technical Meeting 2014

Peak Scientific is delighted to be exhibiting once again at SABIC Technical Meeting from 2-5 November, Al-Jubail Industrial City, Saudi Arabia.  A global leader in laboratory gas generation, Peak Scientific offer... [More]
Researchers Develop the Coldest Cryostat Ever to Study Neutrinoless Double-Beta Decay

Researchers Develop the Coldest Cryostat Ever to Study Neutrinoless Double-Beta Decay

An international team of scientists, including postdoctoral scholars and students from the US and Italy, has developed a -273.144°C cooled chamber for a prospective experiment to study about ghostlike particles called neutrinos. This work was supported by the Cryogenic Underground Observatory for Rare Events (CUORE) in collaboration with the Department of Energy's Office of Science and National Science Foundation in the US Lawrence Berkeley National Lab. [More]
Cost-Effective Process Uses Piezoelectric Materials for Micro Energy Harvesting

Cost-Effective Process Uses Piezoelectric Materials for Micro Energy Harvesting

Researchers at the Fraunhofer Institute for Organic Electronics, Electron Beam and Plasma Technology FEP (Fraunhofer FEP) have developed an innovative process for cost-effective production of piezoelectric materials for micro-energy harvesting applications. Developments in many applications require energy self-sufficient probes and miniature mobile electronics systems that acquire the energy they need from the surrounding environment. [More]
MRS to Honor UC Berkeley Physics Professor with 2014 Von Hippel Award

MRS to Honor UC Berkeley Physics Professor with 2014 Von Hippel Award

The 2014 Von Hippel Award, the Materials Research Society’s (MRS) highest honor, will be presented to Marvin L. Cohen, University Professor of Physics at the University of California, Berkeley (UC–Berkeley) and senior scientist in the Materials Sciences Division of the Lawrence Berkeley Laboratory. [More]
Researchers Observe Semiconductor-Metal Transition Using Ultrafast Electron Diffraction

Researchers Observe Semiconductor-Metal Transition Using Ultrafast Electron Diffraction

Researchers at McGill University have conducted ultrafast electron diffraction experiments to study the semiconductor-metal transition of vanadium dioxide (VO2), during which they observed the reorganizations of the atomic positions of the material and its electron distribution, simultaneously. This transformation occurs at femtosecond time scales, which is in the range of one millionth of a billionth of a second. [More]
Researchers Create Fullerene Dianions in Liquid Helium

Researchers Create Fullerene Dianions in Liquid Helium

Researchers from the University of Innsbruck and the University of Leicester have collaborated to develop a new method of forming charged molecules. [More]
Three-Dimensional Isotropic Metamaterials Naturally Bend

Three-Dimensional Isotropic Metamaterials Naturally Bend

Scientists from RIKEN along with researchers from ITRC, NAR Labs in Taiwan have achieved a significant breakthrough by creating a large isotropic metamaterial up to 4 x 4mm² in size using a split-ring resonator (SRR). [More]
Glass-Coated Silicon Fibres Enable Cheaper Solar Cells

Glass-Coated Silicon Fibres Enable Cheaper Solar Cells

Researchers from the Norwegian University of Science and Technology have developed solar cells made of silicon fibres coated in glass, which require 90% less silicon for production and can function with 1000 times less pure silicon than conventional versions. [More]