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Articles by Marcia Goodrich-Michigan Technological University News Office

Why Rechargeable Batteries Fail

by Marcia Goodrich-Michigan Technological University News Office
Pity the poor lithium ion. Drawn relentlessly by its electrical charge, it surges from anode to cathode and back again, shouldering its way through an elaborate molecular obstacle course. This journey is essential to powering everything from cell phones to cordless power tools. Yet, no one really understands what goes on at the atomic scale as lithium ion batteries are used and recharged, over and over again.

Scientists Verify Nanodiamond Discovery

by Marcia Goodrich-Michigan Technological University News Office
Diamonds, usually forged in overwhelming heat and pressure miles deep in the Earth’s mantle, have now been made at atmospheric pressure and 100 degrees Celcius—the boiling point of water.