News articles classified as Materials

Mystery of impediment to a next-gen battery solved

In the race for fast-charging, energy-dense lithium metal batteries, researchers discovered why the promising solid electrolyte version has not performed as hoped. This could help new designs – and eventually battery production – avoid the problem.

New 3D printer promises faster, multi-material creations

Stanford engineers have designed a method of 3D printing that is 5 to 10 times faster than the quickest high-resolution printer currently available and is capable of using multiple types of resin in a single object.

Next-gen battery solutions

A new mathematical model has brought together the physics and chemistry of highly promising lithium-metal batteries, providing researchers with plausible, fresh solutions to a problem known to cause degradation and failure.

A new technique for 3D printing

Engineers at Stanford and Harvard have laid the groundwork for a new system for 3D printing that doesn’t require that an object be printed from the bottom up.

Gel delivery enhances cancer treatment

A gel composed of only two ingredients can provide a temporary, hospitable environment that helps activate modified immune cells to attack cancerous tumors.

A stretchy display for shapable electronics

After discovering a groundbreaking way to create an elastic light-emitting polymer, Stanford chemical engineers have developed high-brightness, stretchy color displays.

Sewer treasure

Promising technologies for converting wastewater into drinkable water produce a chemical compound that can be toxic, corrosive and malodorous. An analysis of one possible solution reveals ways to optimize it for maximum energy efficiency, pollutant removal and resource recovery.