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Nano-mechanical study for next-gen batteries

A detailed nano-mechanical study of mechanical degradation processes in silicon structures


A detailed nano-mechanical study of mechanical degradation processes in silicon structures containing varying levels of lithium ions offers good news for researchers attempting to develop reliable next-generation rechargeable batteries using silicon-based electrodes. Anodes based on silicon can ...


New nanomaterial maintains conductivity in three dimensions


An international team of scientists has developed what may be the first one-step process for making seamless carbon-based nanomaterials that possess superior thermal, electrical and mechanical properties in three dimensions. In early testing, a three-dimensional (3D) fiber-like supercapacitor ...


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Sol-gel capacitor dielectric offers record-high energy storage


Using a hybrid silica sol-gel material and self-assembled monolayers of a common fatty acid, researchers have developed a new capacitor dielectric material that provides an electrical energy storage capacity rivaling certain batteries, with both a high energy density and high power density. If ...


Seth R. Marder Receives 2015 MRS Mid-Career Researcher Award

Georgia Institute of Technology professor honored for chemical structure–property characterization of organic molecules


The Materials Research Society (MRS) has named Seth R. Marder, professor and Georgia Power Chair in the School of Chemistry and Biochemistry and the School of Materials Science and Engineering at the Georgia Institute of Technology, to receive the Mid-Career Researcher Award "for establishing ...


What's in the grime tarnishing the Taj Mahal?


Every several years, workers apply a clay mask to India's iconic but yellowing Taj Mahal to remove layers of grime and reveal the white marble underneath. Now scientists are getting to the bottom of what kinds of pollutants are discoloring one of the world's celebrated wonders. Their findings, ...


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Graphene only as strong as weakest link

Rice, Georgia Tech experiments determine real-world limits of 2-dimensional carbon


There is no disputing graphene is strong. But new research by Rice University and the Georgia Institute of Technology should prompt manufacturers to look a little deeper as they consider the miracle material for applications. The atom-thick sheet of carbon discovered this century is touted not ...


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Self-assembled superlattices create molecular machines with 'hinges' and 'gears'


A combined computational and experimental study of self-assembled silver-based structures known as superlattices has revealed an unusual and unexpected behavior: arrays of gear-like molecular-scale machines that rotate in unison when pressure is applied to them. Computational and experimental ...


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Heat-conducting polymer cools hot electronic devices at 200 degrees C


Polymer materials are usually thermal insulators. But by harnessing an electropolymerization process to produce aligned arrays of polymer nanofibers, researchers have developed a thermal interface material able to conduct heat 20 times better than the original polymer. The modified material can ...


Biofuel alternative for high-energy rocket fuel


Researchers at the Georgia Institute of Technology and the Joint BioEnergy Institute have engineered a bacterium to synthesize pinene, a hydrocarbon produced by trees that could potentially replace high-energy fuels, such as JP-10, in missiles and other aerospace applications. With improvements ...


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Solar-induced hybrid fuel cell produces electricity directly from biomass


Although low temperature fuel cells powered by methanol or hydrogen have been well studied, existing low temperature fuel cell technologies cannot directly use biomass as a fuel because of the lack of an effective catalyst system for polymeric materials. Now, researchers at the Georgia Institute ...


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