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Better batteries from waste sulfur

A new chemical process can transform waste sulfur into a lightweight plastic that may improve batteries for electric cars, reports a University of Arizona-led team. The new plastic has other potential uses, including optical ...

dateApr 14, 2013 in Materials Science
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Tortuous paths hamper ion transport

( —ETH-Zurich researchers use x-ray tomography to screen lithium ion battery electrodes and can reconstruct the microstructure in high resolution. This helps to understand the discharging and charging process better ...

dateApr 08, 2013 in Materials Science
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Tin nanocrystals for the battery of the future

( —More powerful batteries could help electric cars achieve a considerably larger range and thus a breakthrough on the market. A new nanomaterial for lithium ion batteries developed in the labs of chemists at ETH ...

dateApr 08, 2013 in Nanomaterials
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