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Cobalt, the technology-enabling material

Cobalt, the technology-enabling material

The metal itself seems to have only been isolated in 1735 by G. Brandt, a Swedish scientist, and its metallic uses stem from Elwood Haynes’ studies and patents in the early 1900s. The Co-Cr (Cobalt-...
20 March 2018 Read more
UCSD professor devises way to recycle lithium-ion batteries

UCSD professor devises way to recycle lithium-ion batteries

The cathodes in the lithium-ion batteries typically used in electric vehicles, or EVs, are made of metal oxides that contain cobalt, a metal found in finite supplies and concentrated in one of the glo...
19 March 2018 Read more
Sweden intensifies hunt for cobalt as the demand for electrical vehicles increases

Sweden intensifies hunt for cobalt as the demand for electrical vehicles increases

Sweden will intensify efforts to find minerals such as cobalt and lithium, key battery components that are increasingly in demand among makers of electric vehicles. Read More...
19 February 2018 Read more
Cobalt cannot be eradicated from electric car batteries

Cobalt cannot be eradicated from electric car batteries

Makers of electric vehicle batteries will have to keep using scarce, expensive cobalt in their products for the foreseeable future despite a push towards higher nickel compositions, materials technolo...
19 February 2018 Read more
New alloy made from iron, cobalt and manganese sets magnetism benchmark

New alloy made from iron, cobalt and manganese sets magnetism benchmark

Spintronics leverage electron spins to enhance solid-state devices, such as hard drives and cell phone components, by prolonging battery life. Now, a team of researchers from Montana State University...
16 February 2018 Read more
Inorganic Cobalt metal in a new high-efficiency and cheapest catalyst for water electrolysis

Inorganic Cobalt metal in a new high-efficiency and cheapest catalyst for water electrolysis

A research team led by Professor Sangaraju Shanmugam of Energy Science and Engineering at DGIST with the collaboration of the research group of Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL), USA, has f...
13 February 2018 Read more
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