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Team bolsters batteries with nanotubes

Researchers at the Energy Department's National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) are turning to extremely tiny tubes and rods to boost power and durability in lithium-ion batteries, the energy sources for ...

Jun 17, 2014
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Nano-imaging probes molecular disorder

Using a newly developed imaging method, LMU researchers show that thin-film organic semiconductors contain regions of structural disorder that could inhibit the transport of charge and limit the efficiency ...

Jun 13, 2014
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Nanotube forests drink water from arid air

(Phys.org) —If you don't want to die of thirst in the desert, be like the beetle. Or have a nanotube cup handy. New research by scientists at Rice University demonstrated that forests of carbon nanotubes ...

Jun 11, 2014
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Charging portable electronics in 10 minutes

Researchers at the University of California, Riverside Bourns College of Engineering have developed a three-dimensional, silicon-decorated, cone-shaped carbon-nanotube cluster architecture for lithium ion ...

Jun 10, 2014
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Evolution of a bimetallic nanocatalyst

(Phys.org) —Atomic-scale snapshots of a bimetallic nanoparticle catalyst in action have provided insights that could help improve the industrial process by which fuels and chemicals are synthesized from ...

Jun 06, 2014
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