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Researchers identify new class of non-flammable electrolytes for Li-ion batteries

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Dominica Wong, lead author. Dominica H. Researchers led by chemist Joseph DeSimone at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, in collaboration with Nitash P. Balsara at UC Berkeley, have identified a new class of nonflammable electrolytes based on functionalized perfluoropolyethers (PFPEs) for lithium-ion batteries.

New hybrid polymer-glass electrolyte for solid-state lithium batteries

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Dominica H. Described in a paper (“Compliant Glass-Polymer Hybrid Single-Ion-Conducting Electrolytes for Lithium Batteries”) to be published this week in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS), the highly conductive hybrid electrolyte combines the two primary types of solid electrolytes: polymer and glass. earlier post ).

Global geothermal industry passes 12,000 MW operational

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Financing was announced for projects in Costa Rica, Dominica, Djibouti, Ethiopia, Indonesia, Japan, Kenya, Mexico, Tanzania, and the United States, while projects in drilling and start-of-construction phases made headway in Chile, Germany, Guatemala, Italy, Japan, Montserrat, The Philippines, Rwanda, and Zambia. Brief

Startup Blue Current seeking to commercialize non-flammable fluorinated electrolytes for Li-ion batteries

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Dominica H. Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab) battery scientist Nitash Balsara and co-inventor Joseph DeSimone of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, have launched Blue Current , a startup company backed by investment firm Faster LLC, to commercialize their non-flammable electrolytes for Li-ion batteries.