Lithium batteries to run at ultra-low temperatures


Lithium batteries to run at ultra-low temperatures

Engineers at the University of California San Diego have developed a breakthrough in electrolyte chemistry that enables lithium batteries to run at temperatures as low as -60 degrees Celsius with excellent performance. The new electrolytes also enable electrochemical capacitors to run as low as -80 degrees Celsius — their current low-temperature limit is -40 degrees Celsius. While the technology enables extreme low-temperature operation, high performance at room temperature is still maintained.  Read More

 

Songwon Industrial Co Ltd has introduced HI-THANE A-890K, an aliphatic, solvent based polyurethane ink binder for use in the manufacture of gravure printing inks for a variety of laminates.This new binder is distinguished by its exceptionally high lamination bonding strength on various plastic films, especially PET, nylon and OPP. Its outstanding heat resistance makes it suitable for use in both retortable and non-retortable flexible packaging laminates.  Read More

Paving the way for flexible electronics, Stanford chemical engineers have developed a plastic electrode that stretches like rubber but carries electricity like wires.The brain is soft and electronics are stiff, which can make combining the two challenging, such as when neuroscientists implant electrodes to measure brain activity and perhaps deliver tiny jolts of electricity for pain relief or other purposes.Chemical engineer Zhenan Bao is trying to change that. Read More

Chevron Corporation (CVX) has started producing liquefied natural gas (LNG) at the Wheatstone project in Western Australia. The first cargo is on track to be shipped in the coming weeks.At full capacity, the Wheatstone project’s two train LNG facility will supply 8.9 million metric tonnes per year of LNG for export to customers in Asia. The LNG facility processes natural gas from the Chevron-operated Wheatstone and Iago fields. Read More

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