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    • Drexel researchers have reported that adding nanodiamonds to the electrolyte solution in lithium batteries can prevent the formation of dendrites, the tendril-like deposits of ions that can grow inside a battery over time and cause hazardous malfunctions.

      Recipe for Safer Batteries — Just Add Diamonds

      August 28, 2017

      Yury Gogotsi, PhD, Distinguished University and Bach professor in the College of Engineering, and his research team from the Department of Materials Science and Engineering, recently published their work — entitled “Nanodiamonds Suppress Growth of Lithium Dendrites” — in the journal Nature Communications. In it, they describe a process by which nanodiamonds — tiny diamond particles 10,000 times smaller than the diameter of a hair — curtail the electrochemical deposition, called plating, that can lead to hazardous short-circuiting of lithium ion batteries.

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    • Vladislavis Sautkulis

      Vladislavis Sautkulis Hopes to Build Iron Man Style Suit

      August 24, 2017

      Imagine Iron Man’s strong suit of armor. That’s what Vladislavis Sautkulis ’19 is working to create, minus the weapons and flight capabilities, of course.

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    • Water Testing

      Media Watch: Want to know what's in your water?

      August 15, 2017

      Charles Haas, PhD, LD Betz Professor of Environmental Engineering and head of the Civil, Architectural and Environmental Engineering Department in the College of Engineering, who is a renowned expert in assessing health risks associated with chemical and biological agents in water, weighed in on the Environmental Working Group's water testing results database.

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