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Direct synthesis of MXenes

By Dr. Neil Canter, Contributing Editor | TLT Tech Beat July 2023 A synthesis pathway has been developed that directly produces MXenes without the need for the intermediate MAX phase. HIGHLIGHTS • Direct synthesis of […]

Using Lubricants for Wind Turbines
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Wind Turbine Lubrication

As a source of sustainable, clean energy, wind turbines are growing in popularity. Wind Turbines are made to capture wind kinetic energy and convert it into electricity. But to function at its optimum (i.e., minimizing […]

Figure 1. Metamaterials were prepared in 3 x 3 and 5 x 5 unit cells through the use of a 3D printer. Incorporation into Type I/II Portland cement and water led to the production of concrete that exhibits triboelectric properties and has potential for use in intelligent infrastructure systems, including the ability to communicate with electric vehicles. Figure courtesy of the University of Pittsburgh.
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Intelligent concrete

By Dr. Neil Canter, Contributing Editor | TLT Tech Beat July 2023 HIGHLIGHTS • Metamaterials based on an auxetic polymeric lattice can be imbedded into a cement matrix to produce concrete with reduced brittleness and […]

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Lithium-air battery

By Dr. Neil Canter, Contributing Editor | TLT Tech Beat June 2023 The energy density generated by the lithium-air battery is much beyond what is possible for lithium-ion battery technology. HIGHLIGHTS • A new lithium-air […]