Topic: Energy Research
Building Better Batteries
With a prestigious prize from the National Science Foundation, MagLab chemist Yan-Yan Hu hopes to boost the performance of materials used in batteries by engineering them to have the best possible flaws.
Bursting the Oil/Water Bubble
How can the barrier between oil and water in emulsions be broken down? When things overlap, you often get more than the sum of those parts. Or as one chemist put it, A plus B isn’t necessarily AB: It's probably something a lot more interesting.
Safer Lithium Batteries
Which adjoining ingredients can yield a better lithium ion battery? Learn about a scientist who is pushing the boundaries of knowledge by exploring the boundaries between things.