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…]

Switzer named AAAS Fellow

switzerDr. Jay A. Switzer, the Donald L. Castleman/Foundation for Chemical Research Professor of Discovery at Missouri University of Science and Technology, has been named a fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, the world’s largest general scientific society.

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