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University of Cincinnati Engineering Researchers Uncover Factors That Control Ion Motion in Solid Electrolytes

April 10, 2007

News thumbnail University of Cincinnati researchers show for the first time that they can connect an increase in electrical, or ionic, conductivity with flexibility of their networks. The same team of researchers discovered intermediate phases seven years ago in amorphous or disordered materials where networks are covalently bonded. "We find that when networks become flexible, their electrical conductivity increases precipitously," says Deassy Novita. Full Story

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