The dramatic rise in production of electric vehicles, coupled with expected growth in the use of grid-connected battery systems for storing electricity from renewable sources, raises a crucial question: Are there enough raw materials to enable significantly increased production of lithium-ion bat
Making renewable power more viable for the grid
Wednesday, October 11, 2017 - 1:45pm
Wind and solar power are increasingly popular sources for renewable energy. But intermittency issues keep them from connecting widely to the U.S. grid: They require energy-storage systems that, at the cheapest, run about $100 per kilowatt hour and function only in certain locations.
Forget old batteries. Here comes the energy storage revolution
Thursday, September 28, 2017 - 2:45pm
Energy demands from developing countries are going to grow by about 10 per cent between now and 2040, according to the
Making a pledge for the climate with our careers
Tuesday, September 26, 2017 - 11:00am
Jeremy Poindexter, a graduate student in DMSE, recently published a piece titled "Making a pledge for the climate with our careers" in The Tech.
New analysis explains role of defects in metal oxides
Thursday, September 21, 2017 - 9:45am
Sometimes things that are technically defects, such as imperfections in a material’s crystal lattice, can actually produce changes in properties that open up new kinds of useful applications.
The Engine announces investments in first group of startups
Tuesday, September 19, 2017 - 10:45am
The Engine, founded last year by MIT, today announced investments in its first group of seven startups that are developing innovations poised for transformative impact on aerospace, renewable energy, synthetic biology, medicine, and other sectors.
Materials Day Symposium 2017
Tuesday, August 22, 2017 - 9:15am
Materials Day Symposium, 2017
October 11, 2017
8am - 6pm
Where: Kresge Auditorium (W16) and Stratton Student Center (W20)
Researchers clarify mystery about proposed battery material
Tuesday, August 15, 2017 - 11:30am
Battery researchers agree that one of the most promising possibilities for future battery technology is the lithium-air (or lithium-oxygen) battery, which could provide three times as much power for a given weight as today’s leading technology, lithium-ion batteries.
Study suggests route to improving rechargeable lithium batteries
Thursday, July 13, 2017 - 10:45am
Most of today’s lithium-ion batteries, which power everything from cars to phones, use a liquid as the electrolyte between two electrodes.
3 Questions: Angela Belcher and Kristala Prather on the promise of energy bioscience
Wednesday, July 12, 2017 - 11:45am
The MIT Energy Initiative (MITEI) continues to develop and expand its eight Low-Carbon Energy Centers, which facilitate interdisciplinary collaboration among MIT researchers, industry, and government to advance research in technology areas critical to addressing climate change.