Researchers characterize how passivation layer forms in lithium-ion batteries

In our daily lives, lithium-ion batteries have become indispensable. They function only because of a passivation layer that forms during their initial cycle. As researchers at Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT) found out via simulations, this solid electrolyte interphase develops not directly at the electrode but aggregates in the solution. Their study has been published in the journal Advanced Energy Materials. Their findings allow the optimization of the performance and lifetime of future batteries.

Tomato-residue-based lacquers to coat the inside of cans and food packaging

An international team of experts led by researchers from the research centers Instituto de Hortofruticultura Subtropical y Mediterránea “La Mayora” (IHSM-CSIC-UMA), in Malaga, and the Instituto de Ciencia de los Materiales de Sevilla (ICMS-CSIC-US), located in the Cartuja Science and Technology Park in Seville, has developed tomato pomace lacquers to coat the inner surface of metal food packaging, food and beverage cans, among others.
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