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"Battery Made of Wood" Featured on National Public Radio (Audio)

"Battery Made of Wood" Featured on National Public Radio (Audio)

Assistant Professor Liangbing Hu (Department of Materials Science and Engineering, University of Maryland Energy Research Center, and Maryland NanoCenter) and Clark School alumnus Nick Weadock (B.S. '13, materials science and engineering) explained the science behind Hu's "batteries made of wood" to National Public Radio (NPR) science correspondent Joe Palca for a segment that recently aired on NPR's Morning Edition.

In addition to discussing the experimental and environmentally friendly wood/tin composite sodium ion battery, the story highlights how, as an undergraduate, Weadock joined the research project and became a co-author of a paper about the work published in Nano Letters.

To hear the segment or to read a transcript, visit the NPR web site.

To learn more:

Read "A Battery Made of Wood?", the Clark School's press release, on the technology.

Visit Professor Hu's web site

See: Zhu et. al. Tin Anode for Sodium-Ion Batteries Using Natural Wood Fiber as a Mechanical Buffer and Electrolyte Reservoir. Nano Lett., 2013, 13 (7), pp 3093–3100. Abstract

July 17, 2013

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