Lois Yoksoulian, physical sciences editor, University of Illinois
Sustainable electrochemical process could improve lithium-ion battery recycling
Spent lithium-ion batteries have metals that are hard to separate for recycling, but new tech by University of Illinois researchers uses electrochemistry to separate and recover the metals.
Solid-state batteries designed for better performance
University of Illinois researchers have learned how control over the atomic alignment of solid materials can improve the cathode-solid electrolyte interface and stability in solid-state batteries, which can improve their performance and quality.
University launches mobile COVID-19 testing lab
mobileSHIELD is designed to demonstrate a way to rapidly deploy I-COVID, the saliva-based test for COVID-19 developed at the University of Illinois.
Researchers mimic nature for fast, colorful 3D printing
University of Illinois researchers developed synthetic structure-based color materials for polymer inks used in 3D printing.
Portable detector developed to identify pathogens in minutes
University of Illinois researchers developed an inexpensive and rapid smartphone-based pathogen testing device designed to ease pressure on testing laboratories during pandemics such as COVID-19.
Microchip capabilities expanded with 3D inductor technology
University of Illinois researchers have expanded a microchip's capabilities by using 3D components on a standardized 2D microchip manufacturing platform.
Polymer may help Lithium-ion batteries become self-healing, recyclable
Engineers at the University of Illinois have developed a solid polymer-based electrolyte for Lithium-ion batteries that can self-heal after damage.