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October 31, 2014
Developing environmentally friendly Li-ion batteries
Richmond VA (SPX) Oct 28, 2014
Physics researchers at Virginia Commonwealth University have discovered that most of the electrolytes used in lithium-ion batteries - commonly found in consumer electronic devices - are superhalogens, and that the vast majority of these electrolytes contain toxic halogens. At the same time, the researchers also found that the electrolytes in lithium-ion batteries (also known as Li-ion batteries) could be replaced with halogen-free electrolytes that are both nontoxic and environmentally friendly. ... read more

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Physicists build reversible laser tractor beam
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