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  • 05

    07 2022

    Researchers Develop Self-standing Single-ion Polymer Electrolytes for High-temperature Magnesium Batteries

    A research team led by researchers from the Qingdao Institute of Bioenergy and Bioprocess Technology (QIBEBT), Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS), has developed a robust self-standing single-ion polymer electrolyte (SSPE) enabling high-safety RMBs at elevated temperature even up to 150 °C, which has great potential in special power supplies for space and underground resource exploitation. This study was published on June 29 in Advanced Energy Materials.
      With the growing demand for space and underground resource exploitation, it is urgent to exploit special power supplies operating under elevated temperature exceeding 100°C.
      Rechargeable magnesium batteries (RMBs) have great potential in...

  • 27

    06 2022

    Revealing an Unheeded Failure Mechanism of Mg Metal Anode

    Among various post-lithium-ion battery technologies, rechargeable magnesium (Mg) batteries utilizing divalent Mg2+ as charge carriers are expected to offer substantial improvements in volumetric energy density and sustainability of batteries, due to the use of earth-abundant, high-capacity and dendrite free Mg metal anode. Now, a research team led by researchers from the Qingdao Institute of Bioenergy and Bioprocess Technology (QIBEBT), Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS), have revealed an unheeded failure mechanism of Mg metal anode, which promotes the development of Mg metal anode battery from a new perspective.
      Among various post-lithium-ion battery technologies, rechargeable magnesium (Mg) batteries utilizing divalent Mg2+ as charge carriers are expected to offer substantial improvements in volumetric energy density and sustainability of batteries....

  • 20

    06 2022

    Powerful New Tool to Battle Against Cancer-causing Bacteria in Our Stomach

    Researchers from the Qingdao Institute of Bioenergy and Bioprocess Technology (QIBEBT) of the Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS) and their collaborators have developed an instrument called Clinical Antimicrobial Susceptibility Test Ramanometry for Helicobacter pylori (CAST-R-HP), which holds promise as a powerful new tool in the diagnosis and treatment of H. pylori infections. Helicobacter pylori (H. pylori), the bacteria that can cause human gastritis, peptic ulcers and stomach cancer, infects about half of the world’s population. It is essential to quickly identify the infection and select the right combination of se...

  • 09

    05 2022

    Researchers Fabricate Filter with Waste Maize Straw for Efficient Phosphate Removal

    Recently, a research team led by Prof. WANG Guanghui from the Qingdao Institute of Bioenergy and Bioprocess Technology (QIBEBT) of the Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS) has fabricated a novel UiO-66/MS filter and assembled it into an all-in-one device for continuous phosphate removal from wastewater.
      Metal-organic frameworks (MOFs) are promising as adsorbents for pollutants removal due to their high surface area, low density, tunable porosity and potential for increased adsorption capacities.
      However, MOFs are often synthesized as fin...

  • 25

    04 2022

    Preschool Petri Dish: Maintenance of Good Personal & Environmental Hygiene to Better Protect Children’s Health

    Children are easily to become a vehicle for germs with less than perfect hygiene habits and a penchant for putting their hands and toys in their mouths. In a first-of-its-kind analysis of two kindergartens in China, researchers determined the proportion and species of microbes across a variety of surfaces and children’s palms. The most active sites, and likely routes of transmission, were the kids’ hands — which the researchers found could possibly harbor more pathogens than the bathroom floor. Children are easily to become a vehicle for germs with less than perfect hygiene habits and a penchant for putting their hands and toys in their mouths.
      In a first-of-its-kind analysis of two kindergartens in China, researchers determined the ...

  • 22

    04 2022

    New Strategy to Synthesize Single-hole Hollow Carbon Nanospheres Helps Further Revealing Void-confinement Effects

    Hollow structured nanomaterials have drawn increasing interest in the fields of adsorption, catalysis, energy storage and drug delivery/controlled release, owing to their unique properties such as high porosity, large surface area and abundant inner void space. However, in few unique applications where a large species (e.g., dye molecules, proteins) is involved, the complete hollow shell of the hollow nanomaterials mainly acts as a barrier to limit the mass transfer of the large species and result in the unavailable void spaces.
      Hollow structured nanomaterials are promising in the fields of adsorption, catalysis, energy storage and drug delivery/controlled release, owing to their high porosity, large surface area and abundant inner void space.
      However, in few uni...