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Just Squeeze In — Drexel Researchers Discover When Spaces Are Tight, Nature Loosens Its Laws

September 18, 2017

It turns out that when they’re in a hurry and space is limited, ions, like people, will find a way to cram in — even if that means defying nature’s norms. Recently published research from an international team of scientists, including Drexel University’s Yury Gogotsi, PhD, shows that the charged particles will actually forgo their “opposites attract” behavior, called Coulombic ordering, when confined in the tiny pores of a nanomaterial. This discovery could be a pivotal development for energy storage, water treatment and alternative energy production technologies, which all involve ions packing into nanoporous materials.

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Wax On, Melt Off

September 15, 2017

In a paper recently published in journal “Cement and Concrete Composites” researchers, led by Yaghoob Farnam, PhD, an assistant professor in Drexel’s College of Engineering, explain how substances like paraffin oil — known as “phase change materials” in chemistry — can be used in concrete to store energy and release it as heat when a road needs a melt-off.

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Media Watch: Could Design Decisions Plaguing Houston Also Cause Persistent Flooding in Parts of Philly?

September 12, 2017

Could Philadelphia one day experience catastrophic flooding like Houston’s? Franco Montalto, PhD, a professor in Drexel’s College of Engineering who studies how cities can be better designed to withstand environmental challenges, including those associated with climate change and flooding — suggests that while Philadelphia’s development patterns and climate is very different from that of Houston’s, it has been luck, more than planning, that has kept the city from experiencing a compound flood – one that involves coastal surges and intense precipitation – in recent years.

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MXene Electrodes

Can you imagine fully charging your cell phone in just a few seconds? Researchers in Drexel University’s College of Engineering can, and they took a big step toward making it a reality with their recent work unveiling of a new battery electrode design in the journal Nature Energy.

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