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New Understanding of Ionic Interactions Can Lead to Better Water Purification Processes and Energy Storage

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A team of researchers have recently revealed their new discoveries about ionic reactions in between graphene and water, according to scitechdaily.

These researchers, hailing from the Northwest and the Argonne National Laboratory, have revealed their findings, which could have a part in the design of energy efficient electrodes within batteries and in providing the backbone ionic materials for computing applications.

Monica Olvera de La Cruz, Lawyer Taylor professor of Materials Science and Engineering, who led the research had the following to say: “Every time you have interactions with ions in matter, the medium is very important. Water plays a vital role in mediating interactions between ions, molecules, and interfaces, which lead to a variety of natural and technological processes. Yet, there is much we don’t understand about how water-mediated interactions are influenced by nanoconfinement at the nanoscale.”

This research is likely to influence our understanding and successes in creating neuromorphic computing, or computers with similar functions to that of a human brain.

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