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April 27, 2020
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What’s it like to work with a Nobel Prize winner? Colleagues say John Goodenough is a man of science with a passion for people

The Nobel Foundation honored University of Texas engineering professor John Goodenough, 97, with the 2019 Nobel Prize in chemistry last fall. Goodenough, along with researchers Michael Stanley Whittingham and Akira Yoshino, was recognized for contributions to the development of lithium-ion … Continue reading

March 30, 2014
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Sticky composites

New battery technology employs multifunctional materials Lithium-ion batteries power a vast array of modern devices, from cell phones, laptops, and laser pointers to thermometers, hearing aids, and pacemakers. The electrodes in these batteries typically comprise three components: active materials, conductive … Continue reading

December 31, 2013
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New Spectroscopic Technique Could Accelerate the Push for Better Batteries

Method developed at Berkeley Lab’s Advanced Light Source measures electronic changes in a working battery electrode A new technique developed at Berkeley Lab’s Advanced Light Source could help scientists better understand and improve the materials required for high-performance lithium-ion batteries … Continue reading

December 25, 2012
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Study Reveals New Factor that could Limit the Life of Hybrid and Electric Car Batteries

COLUMBUS, Ohio – A new study of the batteries commonly used in hybrid and electric-only cars has revealed an unexpected factor that could limit the performance of batteries currently on the road. Researchers led by Ohio State University engineers examined … Continue reading