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Carbon news, April 2018

Lithium-ion batteries charge to the next level

Lithium-ion battery technology is starting to reach its physical limits.

Graphene on a roll for membrane applications

Engineers have developed a continuous manufacturing process that can produce long strips of high-quality graphene for use in membranes.

By combining buckyballs with a molecular charge-transfer compound, scientists have produced a 2D nanosheet that expands on exposure to light.

Scientists have discovered that a reaction involving the impurity hydrogen fluoride helps form the solid-electrolyte interphase in lithium-ion batteries.

A novel technique for inducing a composite material to become stiffer and stronger when exposed to UV light could find use in future military rotorcraft.

Soaking up metals improves carbon capture.

Find out about the recipients of the 2018 Outstanding review awards from the Acta Journals.

Gold nanoparticles are remarkably robust when exposed to very high temperatures, but their atomic structures tend to fluctuate.

When placed between the two electrodes of a lithium-metal battery, a graphene oxide 'nanosheet' can prevent the formation of lithium dendrites.

Carbodeon and Dutch 3D printing specialist Tiamet 3D have announced the first nanodiamond-enhanced filaments for 3D printing.

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