David L. Chandler
MIT News Office
Concept for low-cost battery developed
Made from inexpensive, abundant materials, an aluminum-sulfur battery could provide low-cost backup storage for renewable energy sources.
Semiconductor material that performs better than silicon
Researchers have found a material that can perform much better than silicon in cubic boron arsenide, but finding practical and economic ways to make it remains a challenge.
Method developed to separate gases, reduce carbon emissions
A new membrane material could make purification of gases significantly more efficient, potentially helping to reduce carbon emissions.
Carbon fiber development used for lightweight structural materials
MIT researchers have found a way to make carbon fiber could turn refinery byproducts into high-value, ultralight structural materials for cars, aircraft and spacecraft.
Stabilizing interfaces in solid-state batteries
MIT researchers have developed a method for stabilizing the interfaces in solid-state lithium-ion batteries opens new possibilities.
Boosting carbon capture and conversion system efficiency
A recent design could speed reaction rates in electrochemical systems for pulling carbon out of power plant emissions, which could improve conversion system efficiency.
Research team working on open-source, low-cost ventilator for coronavirus patients
An MIT volunteer research team of engineers, physicians, computer scientists and others are carrying on prior work to develop an open-source low-cost ventilator to help hospitals and emergency teams around the world.
Electrode design may lead to more powerful batteries
An MIT research team has devised a lithium metal anode that could improve the longevity and energy density of future batteries.
Hybrid cathode developed for lithium batteries
Researchers at MIT and China have developed a hybrid cathode that is designed to improve the lifespan of lithium batteries as well as making them lighter and smaller.
Energy monitor can find electrical failures before they happen
MIT researchers have developed a sensor that can monitor wiring in a building or ship, and signal when repairs are needed.