Open Image…Save ImageOpen Image (using #TmpD/ia)… Argonne National Laboratory researchers have discovered a material that is only four atoms thick and allows for the study of the motion of charged particles in only two dimensions. Those kinds of studies could lead to pivotal discoveries in solid electrolytes for batteries and other applications. It was an unplanned discovery that could lead […]

Open Image…Save ImageOpen Image (using #TmpD/ia)… Open Image…Save ImageOpen Image (using #TmpD/ia)… University of Warwick researchers propose densifying ceramics using flash sintering reducing energy use and may be used to improve the viability of manufacturing complex ceramic structures such as those required for solid state batteries by lowering the temperatures and shortening the duration of the heat treatment. Flash sintering is a ceramic processing technique […]

Open Image…Save ImageOpen Image (using #TmpD/ia)… Kanazawa University researchers have developed a protocol to efficiently purify palladium and silver ions from industrial waste. The protocol also converts the ions into pure metallic elements. This will help increase global stocks of valuable elements that are widely needed yet in scarce supply. Many rare metals are in scarce supply, yet demand for […]

University of Hamburg scientists have pointed out how to create a time crystal in an intriguing class of materials, the high-temperature superconductors. They propose to drive these superconducting materials into a time crystalline state by inducing Higgs excitations via light. When you cool down liquid water, it crystallizes into ice. Consider a bucket filled with […]

Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL) chemical engineers have developed a new method used to considerably improve energy-expensive petrochemical processes. The technology can make metal-organic framework membranes reduce energy use in processes such as propylene-propane separation, which accounts for 40% of energy used in the global petrochemical industry. Its a case of same amount of […]

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