Just Squeeze In — Drexel Researchers Discover When Spaces Are Tight, Nature Loosens Its Laws

Posted on September 18, 2017

It turns out that when they’re in a hurry and space is limited, ions, like people, will find a way to cram in — even if that means defying nature’s norms. Recently published research from an international team of scientists, including Drexel University’s Yury Gogotsi, PhD, shows that the charged particles will actually forgo their “opposites attract” behavior, called Coulombic ordering, when confined in the tiny pores of a nanomaterial. This discovery could be a pivotal development for energy storage,…

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Recipe for Safer Batteries — Just Add Diamonds

Posted on August 25, 2017

While lithium-ion batteries, widely used in mobile devices from cell phones to laptops, have one of the longest lifespans of commercial batteries today, they also have been behind a number of recent meltdowns and fires due to short-circuiting in mobile devices. In hopes of preventing more of these hazardous malfunctions researchers at Drexel University have developed a recipe that can turn electrolyte solution — a key component of most batteries — into a safeguard against the chemical process that leads…

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Triangle Talks with Prof. Gogotsi

Posted on August 11, 2017

Check out the most Triangle Talks, featuring an interview with Prof. Yury Gogotsi.  Click here to read the full story.

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Entering the Fast Lane — MXene Electrodes Push Charging Rate Limits in Energy Storage

Posted on August 1, 2017

Can you imagine fully charging your cell phone in just a few seconds? Researchers in Drexel University’s College of Engineering can, and they took a big step toward making it a reality with their recent work unveiling of a new battery electrode design in the journal Nature Energy. The team, led by Yury Gogotsi, PhD,Distinguished University and Bach professor in Drexel’s College of Engineering, in the Department of Materials Science and Engineering, created the new electrode designs from a highly…

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Drexel Students Present at NANO KOREA 2017

Posted on July 13, 2017

PhD Candidates, Kathleen Maleski and Christine Hatter, attend the NANO KOREA 2017 meeting in South Korea. Both students will continue their stay in South Korea by participating in our NNFC-Drexel Nano2 Co-op Center, collaborating with colleagues at NNFC-KAIST.

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New Nature Energy Article

Posted on July 10, 2017

Congratulations to our team of our current and former students and post-docs led by Dr. Maria Lukatskaya on publishing a very important article that opens new avenues for high-rate, high-energy storage not only for MXenes, but for pseudocapacitive materials in general:M. R. Lukatskaya, S. Kota, Z. Lin, M.-Q. Zhao, N. Shpigel, M. D. Levi, J. Halim, P.-L. Taberna, M. W. Barsoum, P. Simon, Y. Gogotsi, Ultra-high-rate pseudocapacitive energy storage in two-dimensional transition metal carbides, Nature Energy, 2, 17105 (2017) The Drexel press release can be found here: http://drexel.edu/now/archive/2017/July/MXene-electrode/

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“Perspective” Article in Nature Energy

Posted on June 14, 2017

Prof. Yury Gogotsi and Prof. Ekaterina Pomerantseva from Drexel’s Department of Materials Science and Engineering explore the topic of layering 2D Materials for Improved Energy Storage in a recent invited “Perspective” article in Nature Energy. Read the full press release here.

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Drexel Ranks in Top 20 Percent of Country’s Best Universities for Tech Transfer

Posted on June 13, 2017

In a report recently released by the Milken Institute, an independent economic think tank, Drexel University was ranked 46th out of 225 universities across the country based on its “technology transfer,” or ability to translate its academic innovators’ research into actual technologies, products and research-driven startups. The A.J. Drexel Nanomaterials is a leader at Drexel in it’s production of technology transfer and tech commercialization to leading industrial partners.   Read the full story at: http://drexel.edu/now/archive/2017/June/Drexel-Tech-Transfer/#sthash.9CkICTH9.dpuf

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DNI at the World Science Festival

Posted on June 5, 2017

Prof. Yury Gogotsi represented the A.J. Drexel Nanomaterials Institute at the World Science Festival, held in New York City. Prof. Gogotsi participated in the, MUCH ADO ABOUT NEARLY NOTHING: NANOTECH AND THE FUTURE OF ENERGY event, moderated with Walter Isaacson, president and CEO of the Aspen Institute. Learn more about the event here.

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2017 NanoArtography Competition

Posted on May 31, 2017

Sign up to participate in the 2017 NanoArtography Competition. More information can be found here.    

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