Zyvex Technologies Materials Engineer, Rob Cook, co-authored two publications that have been accepted for presentation at the 226th ECS (Electrochemical Society) and SMEQ (Sociedad Mexicana de Electroquímica) Joint International Conference on October 5-10 in Cancun, Mexico. 

The first of the publications, Carbon Aerogels Synthesized via Ambient Drying as Supercapacitor Electrode Materials with High Specific Capacitance, has been accepted to be presented during the A3 symposium, Electrochemical Capacitors: Fundamentals to Applications, on Oct. 6 

This symposium is dedicated to addressing the challenges involving new technologies with power/energy requirements through innovative solutions showing research, development and real-world applications. 

The publication, Nano-Structured Silicon Derived from Silica Precursors as Anode Material for Lithium Ion Batteries, will be presented during the A5 symposium, Lithium-ion Batteries, on Oct. 8. 

This symposium is held as a forum for discussion on the fundamental and applied aspects of rechargeable lithium-ion batteries. 

About ECS and SMEQ Joint International Conference 

The 2014 ECS and SMEQ Joint International Conference allows professionals from all over the world to get together and discuss results and issues on the latest science and technical developments in the fields of electrochemical and solid-state technology through a variety of formats, including oral presentations, poster presentations, exhibits and tutorial sessions. 

For more information about the conference, visit http://www.electrochem.org/meetings/biannual/226/  

AuthorKatie Rubadue

Zyvex Technologies congratulates and is excited to collaborate with the South Dakota School of Mines and Technology on receiving NASA's Experimental Program to Stimulate Competitive Research (EPSCoR) grant for the development of high-performance and durable lithium-ion batteries for NASA space applications.

Increasing reliance on personal digital devices, from smartphones to smart cars, has created a global demand for portable power based on high energy density storage. Atomically precise battery systems established on recent advances in nanotechnology can provide solutions for this demand by building innovative high performance electrodes and electrolytes.

Zyvex Technologies will contribute to this project with research personnel, nanomaterial expertise, and hiring and training of a SDSM&T student. Zyvex personnel will assist in the development of an improved lithium-ion battery that incorporates silicon-based anodes, a high capacity cathode, and an advanced electrolyte.

Zyvex will dedicate part-time use of their Princeton Applied Research PARSTAT 2273 for electrochemical analysis and characterization as well as contribute expertise in accurately characterizing nanoscale materials and electrochemical cells.

Further, Zyvex will hire and train an intern from SDSM&T to help further build South Dakota’s science, technology, engineering and mathematics infrastructure.

About NASA's EPSCoR Award

The EPSCoR awards, each valued at $750,000 and totaling $11.25 million, was granted to 15 colleges and universities across the United States to conduct research and technology development in areas including climate change, nanotechnology, astrophysics, aviation and other areas relevant to the agency's missions.

EPSCoR is managed by NASA's Office of Education and the program helps develop partnerships among NASA research missions and programs, academic institutions and industry. It also helps the awardees establish long-term academic research enterprises that will be self-sustaining and competitive, and contribute to the institution’s economic viability and development.

For more information about NASA's EPSCoR award, visit http://www.nasa.gov/press/2014/june/nasa-announces-education-research-program-award-recipients

AuthorKatie Rubadue

Zyvex Technologies will join OCSiAl at NANO KOREA 2014 Symposium, the 12th international nanotechnology symposium and nano convergence expo, on July 2-4 in Coex, Seoul, Korea.  

OCSIAL will have a booth displayed at the event on Nano Materials and Devices where visitors will have the opportunity to obtain a free sample of TUBALL, a universal nanomodifier that contains 75+% of SWCNTs. Their booth number is A-K38. 

OCSIAL will also give a presentation on their technology and products to their valued partners in Asia Pacific on July 3 at 11 am in the Seminar Room, Expo Hall B.  

CTO and co-founder of OCSiAl, Mikhail Predtechensky, will give a speech about OCSiAl’s unique technology of mass graphene tubes production at NANO KOREA symposium on July 2 at 11:25 in room TS09.  

About NANO KOREA 2014  

NANO KOREA is the largest nanotechnology expo in Korea, attracting as many as 8,000 visitors and 230 exhibitors from 40 different countries. The event will focus on powder manufacturing, dispersion and mixture, precision array (optics, machinery and electronic parts) and electronic printing.   

This event, organized by Korea Nano Technology Research Society and Nano Technology Research Association of Korea, allows professionals in the nano field to come together and get the most up-to-date information and trends on topics related to nanoscale science and technology.  

For more information on the event, please visit http://sympoeng.nanokorea.or.kr/2014/   

AuthorKatie Rubadue

Zyvex Technologies Chief Scientist will attend the 30th International Conference of the Polymer Processing Society (PPS) in Akron, Ohio from June 8-12 

Nagesh Potluri will chair a session on nanocomposites, helping to lead the discussion on advancements of new nanomaterials. 

The PPS, founded in March of 1985, consists of professional scientists and engineers working in fields of polymer materials science and engineering from all over the world. It is held each year to allow the professionals to share and discuss their knowledge, ideas and view points on research methods for advancement of processing technologies 

For more information, visit: http://www.pps30.com/ 

AuthorKatie Rubadue

COLUMBUS, Ohio- Zyvex Technologies provided the Formula Buckeyes with Arovex® to create their first ever set of carbon fiber wheels. The Arovex-infused wheels helped the team improve the overall weight and performance of their race car through greater impact and fatigue resistance.  

The Formula Buckeyes is a student-run race team at Ohio State University who fund, design, fabricate and race high performance, open wheeled race cars. 

By incorporating Arovex, a carbon fiber composite reinforced with carbon nanotubes, the Formula Buckeyes were able to provide increased fatigue and impact resistance to the wheels. This results in more durable, smaller and lighter wheels that are much harder to damage. 

The Buckeyes took part in the FSAE International race in Michigan on May 14-17 using the new carbon fiber wheels, placing 22nd out of 119 teams. In the design category, they placed 5th, receiving 128 points out of 150.  

Their next race will be the FSG in Germany from July 29- Aug. 3. 

How Arovex Benefits the Car 

The new carbon fiber rim reduced the weight by five lbs. per rim and the size from 13 to 10 inches. This was a result of the ability to make a custom wheel offset. An additional four lbs. was saved per wheel from the switch to smaller tires. 

Compared to the original billet aluminum rims, there was a 62 percent weight reduction and a .2-degree increase of compliance. There was also a 70 percent reduction of the rim's inertia as well as a 50 percent reduction in the inertia of the tires. This allows for a straight-line acceleration gain of a 12.82 ft. per lb. of torque, which is a four percent effective power increase. 

About Zyvex Technologies  

Zyvex Technologies was founded in 1997 as the world's first molecular carbon nanotechnology company and is the first to commercialize products using carbon nanomaterials. Today, Zyvex has a wide assortment of chemistry and commercialized nano-engineered materials available for sale and license. 

For more information, contact Zyvex Technologies or call toll free at (800) GO-ZYVEX. 


AuthorKatie Rubadue