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MIT team develops approach to control dendrite propagation in solid-state batteries

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MIT researchers led by MIT Professor and colleagues at Brown University have developed an approach to controlling dendrite propagation in solid-state batteries. MIT graduate student Cole Fincher developed a way of making thin cells using a transparent electrolyte, allowing the whole process to be directly seen and recorded.

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MIT team exploring using LOHCs directly on-board hydrogen-fueled trucks

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A team of MIT researchers led by William H. Green, the Hoyt Hottel Professor in Chemical Engineering, is developing a technology that allows liquid organic hydrogen carriers (LOHCs) not only to deliver hydrogen to the trucks, but also to store the hydrogen onboard. Their findings were recently published in the ACS journal Energy and Fuels.

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MIT engineers create 2D polymer that self-assembles into sheets

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Using a novel polymerization process, MIT chemical engineers have created a new two-dimensional polymer that self-assembles into sheets, unlike all other polymers which form one-dimensional chains. Dubbs Professor of Chemical Engineering at MIT and the senior author of the new study.

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MIT researchers develop optimized sulfidation separation process for rare earth and other key metals

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New processing methods developed by MIT researchers could help ease looming shortages of the essential metals that power everything from phones to automotive batteries by making it easier to separate these rare metals from mining ores and recycled materials. —Antoine Allanore.

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MIT, Scripps study examines behavior of midwater sediment plumes from deep-sea nodule mining

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Now, oceanographers at MIT, the Scripps Institution of Oceanography, and elsewhere have carried out an experiment at sea for the first time to study the turbulent sediment plume that mining vessels would potentially release back into the ocean. —Thomas Peacock, professor of mechanical engineering at MIT and co-corresponding author.

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MIT study finds Uber & Lyft increase congestion, decrease transit ridership and don’t affect vehicle ownership

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Researchers at MIT report that the entrance of transportation network companies (TNCs)—specifically Uber and Lyft, which together have a 98% share of the market—in cities led to increased road congestion in terms of both intensity (by 0.9%) and duration (by 4.5%); an 8.9% —Diao et al.

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MIT Electric Vehicle Team Launches New Hydrogen Fuel Cell Motorcycle Into The World

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Everybody thought a fuel cell electric motorcycle was impossible, and a team of MIT students aims to prove them wrong. The post MIT Electric Vehicle Team Launches New Hydrogen Fuel Cell Motorcycle Into The World appeared first on CleanTechnica.

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