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'Nanochains' could increase battery capacity, cut charging time

23-Sep-2019

How long the battery of your phone or computer lasts depends on how many lithium ions can be stored in the battery's negative electrode material. If the battery runs out of these ions, it can't generate an electrical current to run a device and ultimately fails. Materials with a higher lithium ...

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Purdue researchers develop innovative, more cost-effective method to make drugs

12-Mar-2019

The Food and Drug Administration wants the pharmaceutical industry to get away from making drugs using the traditional batch method and switch to a more modern process known as continuous manufacturing. The FDA put out a statement on Feb. 26 saying the continuous process allows manufacturers to ...

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Refillable’ technology could provide enough energy to drive an electric car up to 3,000 miles

11-Feb-2019

A new type of electric vehicle power using “refillable” technology has taken another giant leap in advancing alternative energy with testing that shows it could provide enough energy to run a car for about 3,000 miles. The technology employs a novel type of “flow” battery that is being ...

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Getting rid of those plastic shopping bags - acquire chemical raw materials

Plastic waste could be turned into clean fuels, other products

08-Feb-2019

The United Nations estimates that more than 8 million tons of plastics flow into the oceans each year. A new chemical conversion process could transform the world's polyolefin waste, a form of plastic, into useful products, such as clean fuels and other items. "Our strategy is to create a driving ...

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New solar tech can take the heat and pressure

New material, manufacturing process use sun's heat for cheaper renewable electricity

22-Oct-2018

Solar power accounts for less than 2 percent of U.S. electricity but could make up more than that if the cost of electricity generation and energy storage for use on cloudy days and at nighttime were cheaper. A Purdue University-led team developed a new material and manufacturing process that ...

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Super cheap earth element to advance new battery tech to the industry

21-Sep-2018

Most of today's batteries are made up of rare lithium mined from the mountains of South America. If the world depletes this source, then battery production could stagnate. Sodium is a very cheap and earth-abundant alternative to using lithium-ion batteries that is also known to turn purple and ...

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Waters acquires DESI-MS technology from Prosolia

Desorption Electrospray Ionization (DESI) imaging gives deeper biological insights

25-Jul-2018

Waters Corporation, Prosolia, Inc. and the Purdue Research Foundation announced that Waters® acquired exclusive rights to Desorption Electrospray Ionization (DESI) technology for all mass spectrometry applications from Prosolia and PRF. "The acquisition of DESI technology bolsters Waters' ...

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World's fastest man-made spinning object could help study quantum mechanics

24-Jul-2018

Researchers have created the fastest man-made rotor in the world, which they believe will help them study quantum mechanics. At more than 60 billion revolutions per minute, this machine is more than 100,000 times faster than a high-speed dental drill. "This study has many applications, including ...

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Future electronic components to be printed like newspapers

24-Jul-2018

A new manufacturing technique uses a process similar to newspaper printing to form smoother and more flexible metals for making ultrafast electronic devices. The low-cost process, developed by Purdue University researchers, combines tools already used in industry for manufacturing metals on a ...

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Rare element to provide better material for high-speed electronics

28-May-2018

Purdue researchers have discovered a new two-dimensional material, derived from the rare element tellurium, to make transistors that carry a current better throughout a computer chip. The discovery adds to a list of extremely thin, two-dimensional materials that engineers have tried to use for ...

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