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X-ray Absorption Spectroscopy Study of Model Lithium Electrolyte Provides Surprising Results

X-ray Absorption Spectroscopy Study of Model Lithium Electrolyte Provides Surprising Results

The lithium-ion batteries that mobilize our electronic devices need to be improved if they are to power electric vehicles or store electrical energy for the grid. Berkeley Lab researchers looking for a better understanding of liquid electrolyte may have found a pathway forward. A team led by Richard Saykally, a chemist with Berkeley Lab’s Chemical Sciences Division, David Prendergast, a theorist with Berkeley Lab’s Molecular Foundry, and Steven Harris, a chemist with the Lab’s Materials Sciences Division, found surprising results in the first X-ray absorption spectroscopy study of a model lithium electrolyte. [More]
LORD MicroStrain Honored for Development of On-Rotor Helicopter HUM System

LORD MicroStrain Honored for Development of On-Rotor Helicopter HUM System

LORD Corporation MicroStrain® Sensing Systems – a global leader in developing embedded sensing systems for aerospace and industrial markets – was recently selected by Energy Harvesting Journal for having the “Best Technical Development of an Energy Harvesting Device.” [More]
Researchers Spray Solar Cells onto Flexible Surfaces Using Colloidal Quantum Dots

Researchers Spray Solar Cells onto Flexible Surfaces Using Colloidal Quantum Dots

Researchers at the University of Toronto have developed a new method which uses colloidal quantum dots (CQDs) to spray solar cells onto flexible surfaces. This invention is a major advancement towards the production of low-cost spray-on solar cells. [More]
New Study Explores Ways to Develop Efficient Fuel Cell Technology

New Study Explores Ways to Develop Efficient Fuel Cell Technology

Scientists at the University of Wyoming (UW) are exploring ways to develop cost-effective, eco-friendly, and more efficient fuel cell technology. Although commercially available, fuel cell technology is not cost effective when compared to that of other sources of energy. [More]
Carbon Nanotube-Based Anti-Icing System Improves Wind Power Generation

Carbon Nanotube-Based Anti-Icing System Improves Wind Power Generation

The Fraunhofer Institute for Manufacturing Engineering and Automation IPA has collaborated with six corporations from four European Union (EU) states to develop an energy-efficient carbon nanotube coating-based ice detection and anti-icing system for wind turbines. This endeavor is part of EU’s “Windheat Project.” [More]
Proton-Conducting Graphene Membranes Could Transform Fuel Cell Technology

Proton-Conducting Graphene Membranes Could Transform Fuel Cell Technology

Researchers from the University of Manchester have discovered that graphene, which restricts liquids and gases from passing through it, facilitates passage of protons. [More]
Researchers Develop All-in-One Nanopore Battery Array

Researchers Develop All-in-One Nanopore Battery Array

Researchers have developed an advanced, all-in-one nanopore battery array that has all the basic components of a battery. This innovation has implications to revolutionize miniaturization and integration of energy storage components. The project was a joint effort of chemists and materials scientists at the University of Maryland. [More]

Morgan Advanced Materials Launches New Web-Based Heat Transfer Calculator

Morgan Advanced Materials announces the launch of Heat Flow, a completely enhanced online steady-state heat transfer calculator. The Heat Flow application allows users to simulate an unlimited number of heat tran... [More]
Sodium-Based Metal Hydride Material Could Enhance Rechargeable Battery Performance

Sodium-Based Metal Hydride Material Could Enhance Rechargeable Battery Performance

An international team of scientists have discovered a safe sodium-based material which could be used as a cost-effective alternative to the lithium-based conductors currently used in rechargeable batteries. [More]
Enzymatic Fuel Cells Operate at Ambient Temperature without Igniting Fuel

Enzymatic Fuel Cells Operate at Ambient Temperature without Igniting Fuel

Researchers from the University of Utah have designed a fuel cell which is able to operate at room temperature using enzymes to produce electricity from the jet fuel without burning the fuel. [More]
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