Research and Development

Medical devices: at the sharp end

SentiMag is part of the Endomag sentinel lymph node detection system
Manufacturing for medical applications has been a highly valuable niche area of industry for decades. Advances in electronic, chemical and material technologies are giving the sector a renewed boost, Ruari McCallion has been finding.

A salt bath could boost next gen batteries for electric cars

CSIRO, RMIT and Queensland University of Technology are currently working on developing a “salt bath” that stabilise lithium metal foils and increase battery life and performance for electric cars - image courtesy of CSIRO.
Posted on 16 Jun 2016 by Tim Brown
Scientists from the Australian Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO), in collaboration with Melbourne's RMIT University and the Queensland University of Technology, have demonstrated that pre-treating a battery’s lithium metal electrodes with an electrolyte salt solution extends the battery life and increases performance and safety.