Carbon-nanotube paper electrodes for lithium–sulfur batteries

In yet another Chinese publication about advancements in lithium–sulfur (Li-S) batteries a research team from the Beijing Key Laboratory of Green Chemical Reaction Engineering and Technology, part of the Department of Chemical Engineering at Tsinghua University, explains how they created a free-standing carbon nanotube (CNT) paper electrode with a high sulfur loading for lithium-sulfur batteries. This Read more…

quantum communication

China takes quantum information science very serious

Few companies will market commercial quantum information technologies such as quantum computing or quantum communication anytime soon (the Canadian firm D-Wave being a possible exception). Nonetheless the Chinese government understands very well that quantum information technology is a potential game-changer, and therefore it was to be expected that many Chinese universities and research institutes of the Chinese Academy of Read more…

Researchers discover boron buckyball

Researchers from Shanxi University, Tsinghua University, Brown University, and Fudan University reported the observation of an all-boron fullerene in Nature Chemistry. After the discovery of ​fullerene-C60 it took almost 20 years for the possibility of ​boron-based fullerene structures to be considered, it took another 10 years to actually observe this all-boron fullerene-like cage cluster. The involved researchers have Read more…