Mixing Unconventional Ingredients for Cleaner Batteries

New chemistries for batteries, semiconductors, and more could be easier to manufacture, thanks to a new approach to making chemically complex materials that researchers at the University of Michigan and Samsung’s Advanced Materials Lab have demonstrated. Watch this video to see their methods.

“We designed a strategy to make impurity-free materials more reliably,” said Jiadong Chen , the first author of the study and a U-M doctoral student in materials science and engineering and scientific computing. “The trick is to only work with two ingredients at a time, and deliberately make unstable intermediates that will react completely with the remaining ingredients.”