Posts Tagged: MIT

Researchers develop new method for making thin and oxide-based solid-state electrolytes

A team of researchers from MIT and Samsung have invented a new approach for manufacturing oxide-based and thin solid-state electrolytes that doesn’t require sintering. In an article published in Energy & Environmental Science, the researchers write: “We report a ceramic manufacturing method termed sequential decomposition synthesis (SDS), which results in ceramic films with thicknesses between… Read more »

Researchers develop method for stabilizing interfaces in solid-state batteries

Researchers at MIT and the DOE’s Brookhaven National Laboratory have developed a method for stabilizing the interfaces between the electrolyte and cathodes in solid-state batteries during the sintering process. Based on research reported in Advanced Energy Materials, the team found that when temperatures are above a few hundred degrees Celsius, carbon dioxide and reactions unfold… Read more »

MIT metal processing approach may prevent rare metal shortages

An MIT research group has developed a metal processing approach that may help prevent rare metal shortages in the future by identifying and separating rare metals from mixed materials. MIT Professor of Metallurgy Antoine Allanore and graduate student Caspar Stinn relied on a modified form of sulfidation to identify and separate 15 elements, including the… Read more »

MIT researchers describe new electrolyte to reduce metal electrode degradation

A team of researchers led by MIT Professor Ju Li has found an electrolyte that overcomes the problems associated with metal electrodes, which could result in batteries with longer lifespans and more energy storage capacity. The research was reported in the journal Nature Energy in a paper by Li and others. The researchers say the… Read more »

MIT researchers use semisolid electrode to prevent short circuits in lithium metal batteries

Researchers may have found ways to prevent dendrite formation in solid-state batteries. Their findings are described in the journal Nature Energy, in a paper by MIT graduate student Richard Park, MIT Professor Yet-Ming Chiang and researchers at MIT and other institutions. Chiang explained, “The only way you can reach the energy densities that are interesting… Read more »

MIT team uses virus to make a better lithium-oxygen battery

Researchers around the world have taken up the quest for a better battery, and lithium-air is one of the many promising routes to the Grail. This week, a team from MIT described an improved way to make nanowires for a lithium-air battery electrode using – of all things – viruses. “Biologically enhanced cathode design for… Read more »