David L. Chandler

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The three primary constituents of the battery are aluminum (left), sulfur (center), and rock salt crystals (right). All are domestically available Earth-abundant materials not requiring a global supply chain. Courtesy: MIT
Power Systems September 8, 2022

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.

By David L. Chandler
A new membrane material, pictured here, could make purification of gases significantly more efficient, potentially helping to reduce carbon emissions. Courtesy of: MIT Researchers
Energy Management April 1, 2022

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.

By David L. Chandler
Courtesy: Pjotrs Žguns, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Electrical Systems March 10, 2022

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.

By David L. Chandler
Dyes are used to reveal the concentration levels of carbon dioxide in the water. On the left side is a gas-attracting material, and the dye shows the carbon dioxide stays concentrated next to the catalyst. Courtesy: Varanasi Research Group
Energy Management January 27, 2021

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.

By David L. Chandler
Making warehouse management efficient and better through CMMS March 30, 2020

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.

By David L. Chandler
Power Systems February 4, 2020

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.

By David L. Chandler
Power Systems April 7, 2019

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.

By David L. Chandler
Sensors, Vision March 26, 2019

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.

By David L. Chandler
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