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  • Lithium–oxygen batteries: Super-sized storage with nanoporous graphene

    About Overview Organization & Management Strategy Open Positions Access Research Researchers & L... enerally use a form of charcoal known as activated carbon as cathodes, and mix them with transition-metal ca... talysts. Activated carbon, however, becomes unstable under typical lithium–o... tions - after several charge–discharge cycles, the carbon begins to decompose battery electrolytes, causing ...
  • AIMResearch-2019.pdf

    RESEARCH HIGHLIGHTS 2019 A publication of the WPI Advanced Institute for Materials Research TABL... pically made from graphite, an inexpensive form of carbon that is used in pencil lead. However, graphite acc... ng much weight to a battery. Its layered sheets of carbon atoms were peppered with nitrogen atoms, which hel... s of anions (see image): 70% of anions contain one carbon atom and nine boron atoms (as in (CB9H10)-), while...
  • Nanodevices: Molecular motor powers shuttle

    About Overview Organization & Management Strategy Open Positions Access Research Researchers & L... cal motor to transport cargo along a track made of carbon nanotubes (see image) 1 . Kinesin-1 is a natural m... ompound called biotin. They then added multiwalled carbon nanotubes (MWCNTs) that were peppered with strepta... olecular motor-powered shuttles along multi-walled carbon nanotube tracks. Nano Letters 14, 876–881 (2014). ...
  • AIMResearch-2015.pdf

    RESEARCH HIGHLIGHTS 2015 A publication of the WPI Advanced Institute for Materials Research Tabl... romising contender is graphene — a single layer of carbon atoms arranged in a honeycomb lattice. However, it... erally contains various defects, including missing carbon atoms and dislocations in its lattice. Since defec... roperties of silicene resemble those of its famous carbon cousin — graphene. In particular, they have demons...
  • AIMResearch-2013.pdf

    RESEARCH HIGHLIGHTS 2013 A publication of the WPI Advanced Institute for Materials Research RESE... y thinned down Production of the thinnest possible carbon-based superconductor could herald functionalized g... rial'. Isolation of these one-atom-thick sheets of carbon that make up graphite — a material best known for ... of Physics at Tohoku University have constructed a carbon-based superconductor at its two-dimensional limit1...
  • AIMResearch-2012.pdf

    RESEARCH HIGHLIGHTS 2012 A publication of the WPI Advanced Institute for Materials Research RESE... ecules — hollow, spherical cages composed of sixty carbon atoms — along with the aluminum complex tris(8-hyd... cule layer on cobalt film featuring cobalt (gray), carbon (yellow), and hydrogen atoms (red), and spin (deno... hysical properties of graphene — a single layer of carbon atoms arranged in a honeycomb lattice — and its de...
  • AIMResearch-2011.pdf

    RESEARCH HIGHLIGHTS 2011 A publication of the WPI Advanced Institute for Materials Research RESE... ncorporating the oxide into conductive polymers or carbon nanotubes. Chen and his team took a different appr... l synthesis. First, a CeO2 precursor, a short hydrocarbon chain and a water solvent were locked together in ... tallic glasses eliminates leaching problems during carbon coupling reactions Convincing two organic molecule...
  • 2014

    About Overview Organization & Management Strategy Open Positions Access Research Researchers & L... ace for Free-Rotation of Inner Fullerene in Finite Carbon Nanotube Molecules 04/07/2014 High Quality Three-D... eth 01/22/2014 Geometric measures of finite length carbon nanotube molecules 01/21/2014 New energy efficient...
  • Biosensors: A gentler route to hydrocarbon electrodes

    About Overview Organization & Management Strategy Open Positions Access Research Researchers & L... rch Highlights Biosensors: A gentler route to hydrocarbon electrodes 11/21/2014 A new deposition technique h... s A new deposition technique allows amorphous hydrocarbon films to be fabricated under much milder condition... ikuchi A new technique for creating amorphous hydrocarbon films that employs much milder conditions than con...
  • Lithium–oxygen batteries: Graphene protects cathode catalyst

    About Overview Organization & Management Strategy Open Positions Access Research Researchers & L... uthenium oxide trapped between atom-thin layers of carbon boost the performance of lithium–oxygen batteries ... reversed during charging. But conventional porous carbon cathodes often break down during these reactions, ... ry's efficiency. Cathodes made from one-atom-thick carbon flakes, known as graphene, offer greater stability...