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.

Current Issue

Nickel and sustainability

Towards a circular economy

August 30, 2018

NickelVol33No1Spring2018_Thumbnail

Feature Story:
A catalyst for sustainable operations
Nickel-containing catalysts are widely used in the refining and petrochemical industries worldwide. At end-of-life, catalysts are either sent to landfill or sent for recycling to recover the valuable metals they contain. Refineries in Kuwait are changing the way they handle spent catalysts.