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Battery ‘Dream Technology’ a Step Closer to Reality with New Discovery

A sodium-sulfur battery created by engineers at The University of Texas at Austin solves one of the biggest hurdles that has held back the technology as a commercially viable alternative to the ubiquitous lithium-ion batteries that power everything from smartphones to electric vehicles.

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11 Texas Engineers Among 1% Most-Cited Researchers

Researchers across the Cockrell School of Engineering, including five from the Walker Department of Mechanical Engineering, were among the most frequently cited in their fields in 2021.

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Sodium-based Material Yields Stable Alternative to Lithium-ion Batteries

University of Texas at Austin researchers have created a new sodium-based battery material that is highly stable, capable of recharging as quickly as a traditional lithium-ion battery and able to pave the way toward delivering more energy than current battery technologies.

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Hydrogel Tablet Can Purify a Liter of River Water in an Hour

As much as a third of the world’s population does not have access to clean drinking water, according to some estimates, and half of the population could live in water-stressed areas by 2025. Finding a solution to this problem could save and improve lives for millions of people, and it is a high priority among scientists and engineers around the globe.

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Our Nobel Laureate

On December 10, 2019, John B. Goodenough received the Nobel Prize in Chemistry for his contributions to the development of the lithium-ion battery.

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