Study unveils details of how a widely used catalyst splits water

“Gold standard” material for generating oxygen from water divulges its molecular mechanisms.

David L. Chandler | MIT News Office • mit
May 21, 2020 ~5 min

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New electrode design may lead to more powerful batteries

An MIT team has devised a lithium metal anode that could improve the longevity and energy density of future batteries.

David L. Chandler | MIT News Office • mit
Feb. 3, 2020 ~8 min

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Zeroing in on decarbonization

Wielding complex algorithms, nuclear science and engineering doctoral candidate Nestor Sepulveda spins out scenarios for combating climate change.

Leda Zimmerman | Department of Nuclear Science and Engineering • mit
Jan. 15, 2020 ~8 min

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Understanding the impact of deep-sea mining

Mining materials from the sea floor could help secure a low-carbon future, but researchers are racing to understand the environmental effects.

Mary Beth Gallagher | Department of Mechanical Engineering • mit
Dec. 5, 2019 ~11 min

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A new mathematical approach to understanding zeolites

Study of minerals widely used in industrial processes could lead to discovery of new materials for catalysis and filtering.

David L. Chandler | MIT News Office • mit
Oct. 7, 2019 ~8 min

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New type of electrolyte could enhance supercapacitor performance

Novel class of “ionic liquids” may store more energy than conventional electrolytes — with less risk of catching fire.

David L. Chandler | MIT News Office • mit
Aug. 12, 2019 ~6 min

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