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New Family of Materials Shows Promise in Developing Solid-State Batteries

New Family of Materials Shows Promise in Developing Solid-State Batteries

Researchers from the University of Valencia have predicted a new series of materials that have potential in solid-state cooling applications. [More]
Researchers Develop Efficient and Cheap Perovskite Solar Cells

Researchers Develop Efficient and Cheap Perovskite Solar Cells

Perovskites, thin films of crystalline materials, are a promising materials in developing efficient and cost-effective solar cells. Recently, a team of researchers from all over the world demonstrated a method to flip a chemical switch capable of converting one kind of perovskite into another kind - an enhanced light absorber containing improved thermal stability. [More]
Researchers use Common Salt to Develop Better Energy Storage Devices

Researchers use Common Salt to Develop Better Energy Storage Devices

High-quality energy storage materials can be obtained by growing them with as much surface area as possible. Similar to baking, this process requires an appropriate blend of a specific amount of ingredients prepared in a particular order at a suitable temperature, in order to develop a thin material sheet with completely correct chemical consistency that can be used to store energy. [More]
Innovative Technique Holds Potential for Making Superior Hybrid Battery Materials

Innovative Technique Holds Potential for Making Superior Hybrid Battery Materials

A high-precision method of producing electrodes, developed by a group of researchers, would enable hybrid batteries that charge quicker than traditional ones and have a much better electrical capacity and extended stability. [More]
PNNL's New Rechargeable Battery Offers Inexpensive, Eco-Friendly Alternative for Storing Renewable Energy

PNNL's New Rechargeable Battery Offers Inexpensive, Eco-Friendly Alternative for Storing Renewable Energy

A research team has unexpectedly discovered a rechargeable battery, which is as cheap as the standard car batteries, but with very high energy density. This new battery could be used as an alternative to support the power grid and store renewable energy in an environmentally friendly and cost-effective manner. [More]
Connah’s Quay Power Station Minimizes Operational Requirements with HACH’s LDO Monitoring Technology

Connah’s Quay Power Station Minimizes Operational Requirements with HACH’s LDO Monitoring Technology

Staff at Connah’s Quay Power Station have installed the latest luminescent optical dissolved oxygen (LDO) monitoring technology to minimise operational requirements whilst protecting the plant’s high value assets. An Orbisphere K1100 sensor from HACH now monitors DO continuously in the boiler water feed, requiring almost no maintenance or calibration. [More]
Electric vehicles Get Lightweight Battery Pack

Electric vehicles Get Lightweight Battery Pack

Outokumpu material experts, in collaboration with scientists from Fraunhofer Institute for Laser Technology ILT, in Germany, are working towards developing future-oriented stainless steel solutions. The recent invention is a new battery pack designed specifically for electric vehicles. [More]
New, Direct Way to Convert Gaseous Methane into Liquid Methanol

New, Direct Way to Convert Gaseous Methane into Liquid Methanol

A new and direct method to transform gaseous methane into liquid methanol has been discovered by chemists at ETH Zurich and the Paul Scherrer Institute. This new discovery provides industry with a new method of using the gas, rather than the current method of burning it off. [More]
Researchers Analyze Relationship Between Thermoelectric Power and Electrochemical Potential in Thermoelectric System

Researchers Analyze Relationship Between Thermoelectric Power and Electrochemical Potential in Thermoelectric System

New study highlights the role of electron diffusivity when turning waste heat into electricity [More]
New Reference Electrode Configuration Helps Evaluate Battery Performance During Cycling and Aging

New Reference Electrode Configuration Helps Evaluate Battery Performance During Cycling and Aging

Scientists at the U.S. Department of Energy's Argonne National Laboratory have demonstrated that the design and placement of a tiny measurement device called a reference electrode enhances the quantity and quality of information that can be extracted from lithium-ion battery cells during cycling. [More]