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Pushing Ions Through Carbon Nanotubes

Pushing Ions Through Carbon Nanotubes

A research team from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology recently observed for the first time ever single ions traveling through a tiny carbon-nanotube channel. This achievement could lead to various industrial developments, including extremely sensitive detectors and new water-desalination system. ...

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Improving Lithium Ion Battery Life

Improving Lithium Ion Battery Life

Researchers at Stanford University in Palo Alto, California are developing new carbon-silicon nanowire electrodes that increase the charge storage capacity of current lithium ion batteries by as much as 600 percent. Unlike recent electrodes using pure silicon, the carbon-silicon nanowires ...

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Buckyballs Prevent Water Biofouling

Buckyballs Prevent Water Biofouling

Researchers at Duke University in Durham, North Carolina have shown that buckyballs could prevent bacteria and other contaminants from attaching to water pipes and the membranes used to filter water in filtration plants. When bacteria attach to these surfaces, they ...

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Lithium-Sulphur Battery

Lithium-Sulphur Battery

Researchers from the University of Waterloo have developed a lithium-sulphur battery that can store and deliver three times more power than regular lithium ion batteries. By enhancing the electrochemical performance of a lithium-sulphur battery, the team at Waterloo’s Department of ...

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