Researchers study thermodynamic processes in an ultra-high temperature molten oxide
Dec 15, 2017
The thermodynamic properties of compounds such as aluminum oxide, which are known as refractory materials because they melt at temperatures above 2,000 degrees Celsius (3,632 Fahrenheit), have been difficult to study because ...
To connect biology with electronics, be rigid, yet flexible
Jun 19, 2017
The problem is a fundamental incompatibility in communication styles.
Using pectin to advance neuron-like electronic systems
Nov 11, 2016
Most of us know pectin as a key ingredient for making delicious jellies and jams, not as a component for a complex hybrid device that links biological and electronic systems. But a team of Italian scientists have built on ...
Lithium ion battery for electronic textiles grows back together after breaking
Oct 20, 2016
Electronics that can be embedded in clothing are a growing trend. However, power sources remain a problem. In the journal Angewandte Chemie, scientists have now introduced thin, flexible, lithium ion batteries with self-healing ...
Could bread mold build a better rechargeable battery?
Mar 17, 2016
You probably don't think much of fungi, and especially those that turn bread moldy, but researchers reporting in the Cell Press journal Current Biology on March 17, 2016 have evidence that might just change your mind. Their ...
Design to improve material properties of sodium-ion batteries
Jun 26, 2015
In collaboration with the Institute of Physics at the Chinese Academy of Sciences, ANSTO researchers have manipulated the electrochemical properties of a material that could improve the capacity and life of sodium-ion batteries.
Layered compounds for li-ion batteries
Apr 28, 2015
Researchers from the Institute of Science, University Teknologi MARA Selangor conducted a study into the possibility of using new and cost effective compounds in Li ION battery application.
Researchers observe swelling of single-particle of silicon electrode for lithium ion batteries during charging reaction
Apr 26, 2013
Researchers from the National Institute for Materials Science and Tokyo Metropolitan University have succeeded in measuring the volumetric expansion of single particles of silicon, which is a negative electrode material for ...
Researchers create method for more sensitive electrochemical sensors
Jan 17, 2013
Graphene and related materials hold promise for the future of electrochemical sensors—detectors that measure the concentration of oxygen, toxic gases, and other substances—but many applications require greater sensitivity ...
Researchers disprove familiar scientific assumptions that could result in better materials design
Nov 21, 2012
(Phys.org)—In an unprecedented find, a research team including scientists from Pacific Northwest National Laboratory discovered that the three electronic and electrochemical properties having to do with the energy necessary ...