Nickel-Tin Nanowires Spell Energy Efficiency

Virginia Heffernan - June 30, 2011

Nickel-tin nanowires

Researchers at Rice University in Houston, Texas, are using nanowires composed of nickel and tin to produce 3-D batteries that can be charged more rapidly and hold their charge longer than conventional lithium batteries.

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Nickel in healthcare

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Nickel alloys helping hearts beat stronger
With an aging population, demand is stronger than ever for pacemakers and defibrillators. With increased usage of Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI), it is important that permanent implants are made from non-magnetic materials, such as UNS R 30035.