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Why Battery Electrolyte Stability Rises at High Salt-to-Solvent Ratios

Researchers discover how to improve battery safety and stability by altering the salt-to-solvent ratio in battery electrolytes, without compromising battery performance.

Gao Self Assembling

Programmable Self-Assembled Nanostructures

A research team including postdoctoral scientist Peiyuan Gao has developed a highly tunable version of self-assembled structures by adjusting external stimuli to manipulate the shape and size of a polymer cluster called a micelle, a structure formed in nature.


All Water Is Not the Same

In a new paper published in J. Physical Chemistry Letters, researchers explore why invisible water films adsorbed to mineral surfaces behave differently than bulk liquids.


Illuminating how nitrogenase makes ammonia

A team of researchers reveal new insights about how nitrogenase does its job.

Samantha Johnson

Samantha Johnson Receives Award for Poster

Samantha I. Johnson, a post-doctoral researcher working in the Center for Molecular Electrocatalysis, Catalysis Science Group (PCSD), recently won an award for her poster, "Using Computational Methods to Design Ammonia (NH3) Oxidation Catalysts for Use in Fuel Systems," from the Clean Energy Education and Empowerment (C3E) Initiative at their 2018 symposium, held in December.

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