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Potassium-driven rechargeable batteries: An effort towards a more sustainable environment

January 17, 2020

Concerns about the scarcity of lithium and other materials necessary in the now-ubiquitous lithium-ion batteries have recently driven…
Chain-melted state is real – some elements can be solid and liquid at the same time

April 14, 2019

There are 3 main states that elements exist in – solid, liquid and gas. There are other possibilities…
Sodium- and Potassium-based Batteries Hold Promise for Cheap Energy Storage

June 21, 2018

From electric cars that travel hundreds of miles on a single charge to chainsaws as mighty as gas-powered…
Potassium gives perovskite-based solar cells an efficiency boost

March 22, 2018

A simple potassium solution could boost the efficiency of next-generation solar cells, by enabling them to convert more…
New molecular map reveals how cells spew out potassium

December 23, 2016

New research from Roderick MacKinnon’s Laboratory of Molecular Neurobiology and Biophysics at The Rockefeller University has determined, for the…
Structural images shed new light on a cancer-linked potassium channel

August 14, 2016

Most cells in the body carry on their surface tiny pores through which potassium ions travel. In controlling…
Discovery about new battery overturns decades of false assumptions

October 8, 2015

New findings at Oregon State University have overturned a scientific dogma that stood for decades, by showing that…
Optogenetics: Sodium pump could act as light switch

April 10, 2015

Scientists from Jülich, Grenoble, Frankfurt and Moscow uncovered the atomic structure of KR2, a light-driven transporter for sodium…
Potassium Salt Outperforms Precious Metals As a Catalyst

February 5, 2015

A team of Caltech chemists has discovered a method for producing a group of silicon-containing organic chemicals without…
Atomic-level view provides new insight into translation of touch into nerve signals

December 4, 2014

Whether stubbing a toe or stroking a cat, the sensation of touch starts out as a mechanical force…
Tweaking potassium levels in brain could be a key to fighting Huntington’s disease

April 2, 2014

By boosting the ability of a specific type of cell to absorb potassium in the brain, UCLA researchers…
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