New York University physicists have uncovered how energy is released and dispersed in magnetic materials in a process akin to the spread of forest fires, a finding that has the potential to deepen our understanding of self-sustained chemical reactions. [More]
Researchers have created a new tool to detect flaws in lithium-ion batteries as they are being manufactured, a step toward reducing defects and inconsistencies in the thickness of electrodes that affect battery life and reliability. [More]
Imagine a TV screen that hangs on the wall like a poster and rolls up like a window shade — or a smartphone that can fold up and fit into a pocket. It may sound like science fiction, but those technological marvels are moving closer to reality, thanks to advances toward development of flexible batteries that could power a new genre of electronics devices. [More]
Dyesol, the world leader in the commercialisation of Dye Solar Cell (DSC) technology, has achieved a "game changing" technical breakthrough by achieving a solid-state DSC efficiency of 11.3% at full sun. [More]
In 2015, NASA, for the first time, will fly a space mission utilizing a radically different propellant—one which has reduced toxicity and is environmentally benign. This energetic ionic liquid, or EIL, is quite different from the historically employed hydrazine-based propellant, which was first used as a rocket fuel during World War II for the Messerschmitt Me 163B (the first rocket-powered fighter plane). [More]
The Minerals, Metals & Materials Society (TMS) and ASM International have named Victorino Franco, Ph.D., as the first of two editors of Metallurgical and Materials Transactions E: Materials for Energy Systems - a new, peer-reviewed energy journal focusing on the science and technology of energy materials. [More]
China Sunergy, a leading Chinese solar cell manufacturer, has selected Beneq ALD technology for surface passivation to improve the energy efficiency of its products.
Beneq is a leading ALD manufacturing equipment ... [More]
NEI Corporation announced today that it has introduced a chromate-free, electrically conducting conversion coating that significantly improves the corrosion resistance of lightweight metal alloy components.
Johnson Controls, a global diversified company in the building and automotive industries, is a 2013 Gold Award Winner by the internationally renowned Edison Awards for its recent groundbreaking collaboration with the University of Wisconsin – Milwaukee (UWM). [More]
PARC, a Xerox company, has launched a project with the U.S. Department of Energy's Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy (ARPA-E) under the 2012 Open Funding Opportunity. [More]