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The spin doctors: Researchers discover surprising quantum effect in hard disk drive material

April 26, 2019

Scientists find surprising way to affect information storage properties in metal alloy. Sometimes scientific discoveries can be found…
New ‘blue-green’ solution for recycling world’s batteries

April 3, 2019

Rice University researchers literally have a solution to deal with the glut of used lithium-ion batteries left behind…
Scientists take X-ray aim in effort to discover new fuel catalyst

February 6, 2019

Research reveals why similar water-splitting cobalt catalysts can behave differently. For many years, scientists have been looking for…
Discovery adapts natural membrane to make hydrogen fuel from water

January 11, 2019

Scientists adapt natural membrane to make renewable fuels. A chemical reaction pathway central to plant biology have been…
Powerful X-ray Beams Unlock Secrets of Nanoscale Crystal Formation

January 9, 2019

High-energy X-ray beams and a clever experimental setup allowed researchers to watch a high-pressure, high-temperature chemical reaction to…
Designing Lithium Ion Batteries with less cobalt content

October 30, 2018

NJIT researchers are finding alternative solutions to a material that has become an essential, yet costly, building block…
New technology could wean the battery world off cobalt

April 16, 2018

Lithium-based batteries use more than 50 percent of all cobalt produced in the world. These batteries are in…
Chemical “dance” of cobalt catalysis could pave way to solar fuels

June 4, 2017

By splitting a water molecule into two atoms of hydrogen and one of oxygen, scientists can use the…
Laboratories Team Up To Develop More Affordable Fuel Cell Components

March 3, 2016

Researchers at the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Argonne and Los Alamos national laboratories have teamed up to…
Cobalt atoms on graphene a powerful combo

October 22, 2015

Graphene doped with nitrogen and augmented with cobalt atoms has proven to be an effective, durable catalyst for…
Emergence of “Devil’s staircase”

June 17, 2015

Researchers at the University of Tokyo have revealed a novel magnetic structure named the “Devil’s staircase” in cobalt…
Sodium-ion hybrid capacitor as next-generation battery

April 9, 2015

Li-ion (lithium-ion) batteries, which power most portable electronics today, include precious elements such as lithium and cobalt. As…
Astrophysicists Report Radioactive Cobalt in Supernova Explosion

September 1, 2014

A group of astrophysicists, including researchers from MIPT, have detected the formation of radioactive cobalt during a supernova…
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