Open Image…Save ImageOpen Image (using #TmpD/ia)… Open Image…Save ImageOpen Image (using #TmpD/ia)… A new North Carolina State University study shows that laser-induced defects in lithium-ion battery materials improve the performance of the battery. The work was performed in collaboration with battery testing researchers at the U.S. Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory. They show that extremely short pulses from a commercial high-powered laser can […]

National University of Singapore (NUS) scientists have developed an economical and industrially viable strategy to produce graphene. The new technique addresses the long-standing challenge of an efficient process for large-scale production of graphene, and offers production potential for sustainable synthesis of the material. The research was conducted in collaboration with Fudan University and the findings […]

About 30 years ago Sandia Labs developed polycrystalline diamond compact (PDC) bits for geothermal drilling.  Today nearly two-thirds of the oil we use comes from wells drilled using the (PDC) bits.  That’s technology gone astray, valuable – and still missing the original point.  Now Sandia and the U.S. Navy recently brought the technology back full […]