Chemistry & Physics
Garnet-type solid electrolytes are attracting great interest due to high ionic conductivity and excellent electrochemical stability against Li metal. However, the thick electrolyte layer and rigid nature as well as poor interfacial contact are huge obstacles for its application in all-solid-state lithium batteries. Currently, researchers in P. R. China provides a promising strategy towards realizing 20 μm-thick flexible Li6.4La3Zr1.4Ta0.6O12-based solid electrolyte for high-performance all-solid-state lithium batteries.
- Energy Material Advances
- National Key R&D Program of China, National Natural Science Foundation of China, Ningbo S&T Innovation 2025 Major Special Programme, Zhejiang Provincial Key R&D Program of China, Youth Innovation Promotion Association CAS
The study was conducted at the Rocco Ortenzio Neuroimaging Center at Kessler Foundation, with 62 individuals with relapsing-remitting MS. All completed questionnaires measuring depression, state and trait anxiety, and trait fatigue. While in the scanner, participants underwent a cognitively fatiguing task. In addition to measuring rate of cognitive fatigue, researchers measured whole brain lesion volume and performance during the fatigue-inducing task. “We found that the cognitive rate related to white matter tracts, many with associations with the basal ganglia or what has been proposed as the ‘fatigue network’,” said lead author Dr. Román. “These findings bring us closer to understanding how brain pathology impacts the experience in the moment. This is fundamental to developing effective interventions for managing the disabling fatigue of MS and other neurological conditions.”
- Frontiers in Neurology
- Kessler Foundation, National Multiple Sclerosis Society
Higher levels of a key inflammatory marker were related to older breast cancer survivors reporting cognitive problems, researchers found in one of the first long-term efforts to examine the potential link between chronic inflammation and cognition in older breast cancer survivors.
- Journal of Clinical Oncology
The quarks and gluons in a proton and their interaction determine the proton’s structure. This structure deforms when exposed to external electric and magnetic (EM) fields, a phenomenon known as polarizability. Scientists use Effective Field Theories (EFTs) to link the description of neutron structure and polarizability to theories of the strong neutron force. In this research, scientists validated EFTs using proton Compton scattering.
- Physical Review Letters
Researchers found children from families with lower socioeconomic status were more likely to take a bigger risk in hopes of winning a big reward than were children from higher status families.
- Proceedings of the Royal Society B Biological Sciences
Cleveland Clinic has been selected as a founding partner and the leading healthcare system in a new initiative meant to spur collaboration and innovation in the quantum computing industry. Based in Greater Washington, D.C., Connected DMV and a cross-sector coalition of partners are developing the new Life Sciences and Healthcare Quantum Innovation Hub to prepare the industry for the burgeoning quantum era and align with key national and global efforts in life sciences and quantum technologies.