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 | Aug. 12, 2019 | mit
~6 mins   

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Removing carbon dioxide from power plant exhaust

MIT researchers are developing a battery that could both capture carbon dioxide in power plant exhaust and convert it to a solid ready for safe disposal.

Nancy W. Stauffer | MIT Energy Initiative | July 29, 2019 | mit
~15 mins   

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Enriching solid-state batteries

MIT researchers demonstrate a method to make a smaller, safer, and faster lithium-rich ceramic electrolyte.

Denis Paiste | Materials Research Laboratory | July 11, 2019 | mit
~14 mins   

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Engineers develop concept for hybrid heavy-duty trucks

Long-haul trucks with electric motors combined with gas-alcohol engines could slash pollution levels and greenhouse gases.

David L. Chandler | MIT News Office | April 9, 2019 | mit
~7 mins   

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MIT engineers fly first-ever plane with no moving parts

The silent, lightweight aircraft doesn’t depend on fossil fuels or batteries.

Jennifer Chu | MIT News Office | Nov. 21, 2018 | mit
~8 mins   

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Extending the life of low-cost, compact, lightweight batteries

New design could greatly extend the shelf life of single-use metal-air batteries for electric vehicles, off-grid storage, and other applications.

David L. Chandler | MIT News Office | Nov. 8, 2018 | mit
~7 mins   

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Engineers turn plastic insulator into heat conductor | MIT News

Technique could prevent overheating of laptops, mobile phones, and other electronics.

Jennifer Chu | MIT News Office | March 30, 2018
~8 mins |

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A new way to find better battery materials | MIT News

Design principles could point to better electrolytes for next-generation lithium batteries.

David L. Chandler | MIT News Office | March 25, 2018
~6 mins |

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A new approach to rechargeable batteries | MIT News

New metal-mesh membrane could solve longstanding problems and lead to inexpensive power storage.

David L. Chandler | MIT News Office | Jan. 22, 2018
~5 mins |

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