June 13, 2021 UMD Home FabLab AIMLab


Graduate students Timothy Plett of the University of California, Irvine, and Emily Sahadeo of the University of Maryland have become contributing writers for "Frontiers in Energy Research", a newsletter describing the reaserch taking place in the various Energy Frontier Research Centers that DOE funds.

 

Plett's article, "Nanowires' Growth Reveals Insights into Electrical Resistance" is about NEES PI Reginald Penner and his colleague Mya Le's research into reducing internal energy loss in batteries.

"All batteries lose energy because of internal resistance, which is why batteries get hot after long use. To make more efficient batteries, scientists are researching methods to lower internal resistance. Mya Le and her colleagues from the Energy Frontier Research Center Nanostructures for Electrical Energy Storage (NEES) approached the challenge of internal resistance for the case of tiny electrodes, a key component for new, novel battery design. Understanding internal resistance could lead to "nano-batteries" that take advantage of nanoscale structures to improve electrical energy storage, lasting longer and delivering more energy than conventional technologies." Read more

Sahadeo's article, "The Secrets Such Structures May Hold: Zeolites and Metal-Organic Frameworks", covers work from two other EFRCs that are developing new catalysts and using nanoporous materials.



October 1, 2015


«Previous Story  

 

 

Current Headlines

Postdoc Candidate Sought at Naval Research Laboratory

Eric Wachsman Elected President of Electrochemical Society

UMD, UMBC, ARL Announce Cooperative Agreement to Accelerate AI, Autonomy in Complex Environments

Liangbing Hu Named 2021/2022 Distinguished Scholar-Teacher

'Fluorinated interphase' bolsters water-based zinc battery chemistry

Engineering at Maryland magazine celebrates 40 Years of the Center for Minorities in Science and Engineering

Engineering Undergrads Recognized for Excellence

Eric Marksz Awarded Charles A. Caramello Distinguished Thesis Award

Building Energy Innovation in Maryland

A Paradigm Shift in Nanochannel Research

 

Colleges A. James Clark School of Engineering
The College of Computer, Mathematical, and Natural Sciences

Communicate Join Email List
Contact Us
Follow us on TwitterTwitter logo

Links Privacy Policy
Sitemap
RSS

Copyright The University of Maryland University of Maryland
2004-2021