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HiPoSwitch Project Develops High-Efficiency, Lightning-Fast Gallium Nitride Power Switches

HiPoSwitch Project Develops High-Efficiency, Lightning-Fast Gallium Nitride Power Switches

The European HiPoSwitch project has developed novel nitride (GaN) transistors for high efficiency, high speed gallium nitride power switches. [More]
X-ray Fluorescence Detector Reveals Structural Changes in Lithium-Ion Batteries

X-ray Fluorescence Detector Reveals Structural Changes in Lithium-Ion Batteries

A team of researchers at DESY's X-ray source PETRA III, has observed structural changes in lithium-ion batteries for the first time. Led by Dr. Ulrike Bösenberg, the researchers performed fluorescence studies, which revealed that the internal structure of the battery material was significantly damaged following just a few charging cycles. The study results will appear in the latest edition of the academic journal Chemistry of Materials. [More]
Researchers Make Breakthrough in Synthetic Pathway for Biosynthesis of Renewable Propane

Researchers Make Breakthrough in Synthetic Pathway for Biosynthesis of Renewable Propane

Scientists from the University of Manchester’s Institute of Biotechnology (MIB) along with colleagues at University of Turku and Imperial College London have developed synthetic pathways that will assist in renewable biosynthesis of propane. Their findings form a part of a larger research work focused on developing next-generation biofuels, and will provide valuable insight into its development. [More]
Convion, Fraunhofer IKTS and Plansee Present Their Solid Oxide Fuel Cell Innovations at Hannover Fair.

Convion, Fraunhofer IKTS and Plansee Present Their Solid Oxide Fuel Cell Innovations at Hannover Fair.

Convion LTD, Fraunhofer IKTS and Plansee SE have one common goal: to contribute to the breakthrough of SOFC technology as a future form of affordable, reliable, and clean energy. [More]
N-Type Polymer Material Holds Promise in Energy Storage Applications

N-Type Polymer Material Holds Promise in Energy Storage Applications

The University of Houston researchers have developed a versatile electron-transporting polymer that is highly conductive. This has been a mystery to researchers for a very long time and this discovery holds promise in ultrafast battery applications. [More]
Stanford Researchers Design Fast-Charging, Economical and Durable Aluminum Battery

Stanford Researchers Design Fast-Charging, Economical and Durable Aluminum Battery

Researchers from Stanford University have developed the first high-performance, fast-charging, and long-lasting aluminum battery, which is economical as well. The new battery technology is a safe substitute for many of the widely used commercial batteries today. [More]
Eco-Friendly Technique Converts Waste into High-Performance Carbon Electrodes for Lithium-Ion Batteries

Eco-Friendly Technique Converts Waste into High-Performance Carbon Electrodes for Lithium-Ion Batteries

A research team from Purdue University has developed a new eco-friendly technique to reuse the packaging waste by transforming waste packing peanuts into carbon electrodes for use in rechargeable lithium-ion batteries. These high-performance electrodes have been found to be better than standard graphite electrodes. [More]
Scientists Develop Superior Flexible Solar Cell Modules and Transparent Electrodes

Scientists Develop Superior Flexible Solar Cell Modules and Transparent Electrodes

Scientists from the Empa-led EU project 'TREASORES', have demonstrated novel silver-based transparent electrodes and prototype flexible solar cell modules that are capable of performing better than materials that are currently being used. [More]
Electrically Conductive Film Holds Promise for Artificial Photosynthesis

Electrically Conductive Film Holds Promise for Artificial Photosynthesis

A group of researchers at Caltech has designed a novel electrically conductive film that provides a promising means to develop devices that can harness sunlight to change water into hydrogen fuel. [More]
New Electrolyte Eliminates Dendrites that Short-Circuit Rechargeable Batteries

New Electrolyte Eliminates Dendrites that Short-Circuit Rechargeable Batteries

Dendrites are small, pin-like fibers that can short circuit rechargeable batteries and which in turn can promote fire hazards and restrict the capability of batteries to store up renewable energy or power smart phones. Now, a novel electrolyte developed for lithium batteries removes dendrites and at the same time makes batteries highly efficient by allowing them to carry a considerable amount of electric current. Batteries that use other dendrite-restricting solutions have failed to sustain current densities and high efficiencies. The study has been described in Nature Communications. [More]