Simpler process to grow germanium nanowires could improve lithium-ion batteries

Scanning electron micrograph image of germanium nanowires electrodeposited onto an indium-tin oxide electrode from an aqueous solution.

Scanning electron micrograph image of germanium nanowires electrodeposited onto an indium-tin oxide electrode from an aqueous solution.

Researchers at Missouri University of Science and Technology have developed what they call “a simple, one-step method” to grow nanowires of germanium from an aqueous solution. Their process could make it more feasible to use germanium in lithium-ion batteries. [Read more…]

O’Keefe named director of UMR MRC

Dr. Matthew J. O’Keefe, professor of metallurgical engineering in the materials science and engineering department at the University of Missouri-Rolla, has been named director of the UMR Graduate Center for Materials Research. His appointment takes effect Sept. 1.

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