1. Articles in category: Magnesium

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    1. Mutated Virus Helps Build a Better Battery

      Mutated Virus Helps Build a Better Battery

      By unleashing a genetically modified virus onto microscopic electrode wires, researchers from MIT have shown that the performance of lithium-air batteries can be significantly improved -- a remarkable breakthrough that could revolutionize the way our electric devices are powered. Indeed, lithium-air batteries have generated considerable buzz over the years because of the way they can increase power without having to increase weight, an attribute that could lead to electric cars with much greater driving range. But engineers have struggled to to create the durable materials required for the batteries' electrodes, and increase the number of charging-cycles the batteries can withstand.

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      Mentions: IBM PolyPlus
    2. US DoE, Israel $3.5M arrangement includes Pellion-Israel collaboration

      US DoE, Israel $3.5M arrangement includes Pellion-Israel collaboration

      The second project will involve the development of high-energy, rechargeable magnesium batteries. The project will be undertaken by Bar-Ilan Research and Development Company and Pellion Technologies of Cambridge, Massachusetts. Both companies are of a view that magnesium batteries are more superior to conventional lithium-ion batteries in size, weight, cost and lifetime.

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      Mentions: DoE U.S. MA
    3. Analysis: EV Dreams and Industrial Metal Nightmares (also applicable to stationary storage metals)

      Analysis: EV Dreams and Industrial Metal Nightmares (also applicable to stationary storage metals)

      The numbers simply can't work.  For every 100 pounds of energy resources, our planet can produce ten pounds of iron and steel and one pound of nonferrous industrial metals. If you'd rather tighten the focus to oil and the specific industrial metals that are essential for electric drive components, the ratio works out to eleven ounces of industrial metals for every hundred pounds of oil.

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      Mentions: GM Nissan Ener1
    4. 'Battery Parfait' Made from Molten Metal - Discovery News

      'Battery Parfait' Made from Molten Metal - Discovery News
      Product Design & Development'Battery Parfait' Made from Molten MetalDiscovery NewsAt the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, professor of materials chemistry Donald Sadoway and David Bradwell are investigating batteries made from molten metal. The molten battery design uses liquids of different densities (think of how oil and ...Liquid Batteries May Address Intermittency of Clean, Renewable EnergyAZoCleantechMIT pushes liquid metal battery technologySustainable Business OregonLiquid batteries: A renewable energy game-changer?SmartPlanet.com (blog)all 26 news articles »
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      Mentions: MIT MA
    5. Liquid Batteries May Address Intermittency of Clean, Renewable Energy - AZoCleantech

      AZoCleantechLiquid Batteries May Address Intermittency of Clean, Renewable EnergyAZoCleantechProfessor Donald Sadoway and Materials Processing Center Research Affiliate David Bradwell observe one of their small test batteries in the lab. The battery itself is inside the heavily insulated metal cylinder at center, which heats it to 700 degrees ...'Battery Parfait' Made from Molten MetalDiscovery NewsLiquid batteries: A renewable energy game-changer?SmartPlanet.com (blog)all 4 news articles »
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