The secret to making the best energy storage materials is growing them with as much surface area as possible. Like baking, it requires just the right mixture of ingredients prepared in a specific amount and order at just the right temperature to produce a thin sheet of material with the perfect chemical consistency to be useful for storing energy. A team of researchers from Drexel University, Huazhong University of Science and Technology (HUST) and Tsinghua University recently discovered a way to improve the recipe and make the resulting materials bigger and better and soaking up energy — the secret? Just add salt.
Drexel University students earning master’s degrees in biomedical engineering now have the option to complete part of their program in China, thanks to an expanded agreement with Med-X Research Institute of Shanghai Jiao Tong University (SJTU).