Researchers decipher structure of promising battery materials

Family of compounds could someday be useful for fuel cells, supercapacitors, catalysts, and sensors.

David L. Chandler | MIT News Office • mit
Nov. 23, 2020 ~6 min

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Shining a light on the quantum world

With funding from MISTI, physicists at MIT and in Israel collaborate to improve understanding and use of quantum light.

Fernanda Ferreira | School of Science • mit
July 27, 2020 ~8 min

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Transparent graphene electrodes might lead to new generation of solar cells

New roll-to-roll production method could enable lightweight, flexible solar devices and a new generation of display screens.

David L. Chandler | MIT News Office • mit
June 5, 2020 ~6 min

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Researchers map tiny twists in “magic-angle” graphene

Results could help designers engineer high-temperature superconductors and quantum computing devices.

Jennifer Chu | MIT News Office • mit
May 7, 2020 ~9 min

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Energy-harvesting design aims to turn Wi-Fi signals into usable power

Device for harnessing terahertz radiation might enable self-powering implants, cellphones, other portable electronics.

Jennifer Chu | MIT News Office • mit
March 27, 2020 ~8 min

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Engineers mix and match materials to make new stretchy electronics

Next-generation devices made with new “peel and stack” method may include electronic chips worn on the skin.

Jennifer Chu | MIT News Office • mit
Feb. 5, 2020 ~8 min

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Creating new opportunities from nanoscale materials

MIT Professor Frances Ross is pioneering new techniques to study materials growth and how structure relates to performance.

Denis Paiste | Materials Research Laboratory • mit
Sept. 5, 2019 ~17 min

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Thermodynamic insights could lead to better catalysts

Experiments and analyses show how electrons and protons get together on an electrode surface.

David L. Chandler | MIT News Office • mit
May 2, 2019 ~8 min

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Exotic “second sound” phenomenon observed in pencil lead

At relatively balmy temperatures, heat behaves like sound when moving through graphite, study reports.

Jennifer Chu | MIT News Office • mit
March 14, 2019 ~8 min

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