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Electric aviation: Batteries that stay strong for the flight duration
  1. Electric aviation: Batteries that stay strong for the flight duration

    Borrowing methods from biology, a team of scientists and engineers designed and tested an electrolyte that keeps battery power delivery high, cycle after cycle.

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  2. Renewable grid: Recovering electricity from heat storage hits 44% efficiency

    Thermophotovoltaics developed at U-M can recover significantly more energy stored in heat batteries.

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  3. Better battery manufacturing: Robotic lab vets new reaction design strategy

    Mixing unconventional ingredients in just the right order can make complex materials with fewer impurities. The robotic lab that tested the idea could be widely adopted.

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  4. Green chemistry award: Professor recognized for sustainable silicon metal production method

    Richard Laine is the academic category winner in a national EPA contest.

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  5. Building a chemical ‘GPT’ to help design a key battery component

    Taking inspiration from the word-predicting large language models, a U-M team is kickstarting an atom-predicting model with 200,000 node hours on Argonne’s Polaris.

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  6. Electric aviation: Battery experts, aero entrepreneurs, state leaders and venture capitalists converge

    ‘Here, we have industry and expertise. Take that and combine it with belief—and magic happens.’

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  7. Cracking in lithium-ion batteries speeds up electric vehicle charging

    Cracks in predominant lithium-ion electrodes shorten battery lifespans, but a neuroscience-inspired technique shows that they have an upside.

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  8. A surprisingly simple way to foil car thieves

    Flicking lights or swiping wipers could one day add extra security to vehicles.

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  9. $130M Electric Vehicle Center launches at U-Michigan

    A former auto industry executive has been named director of the state-funded center.

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  10. Testing batteries for safety and performance without opening them up

    A new formula makes sense of the way batteries respond to different alternating current frequencies, revealing materials, structures, faults and more.

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