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Oxford Instruments Continues to Develop Industry Leading NMR Core Analysers for the Oil and Gas Sector

Oxford Instruments Continues to Develop Industry Leading NMR Core Analysers for the Oil and Gas Sector

Oxford Instruments and Green Imaging Technologies are pleased to announce the introduction of GeoSpec2+, the latest evolution of the renowned GeoSpec range of NMR core analysers. [More]
Solid-State Battery Electrolyte for Safer and Longer-Lasting Device Usage

Solid-State Battery Electrolyte for Safer and Longer-Lasting Device Usage

A team of researchers from MIT and Samsung, along with others from California and Maryland, have developed a solid electrolyte which could vastly improve battery lifetime and safety. [More]
Using Infrared Region of Sun’s Spectrum for More Efficient Solar Cells

Using Infrared Region of Sun’s Spectrum for More Efficient Solar Cells

Researchers from University of California, Riverside have discovered a novel method to enhance the efficiency of solar energy conversion by integrating inorganic semiconductor nanocrystals with organic molecules and managing to “upconvert” photons in the visible and near-infrared regions of the solar spectrum. [More]
New Arrangement of Polymers and Fullerenes Enhances Solar Panel Efficiency

New Arrangement of Polymers and Fullerenes Enhances Solar Panel Efficiency

Researchers at the Department of Energy's SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory have tested a new material design that enhances the ability of inexpensive solar panels to collect solar energy and release it in the form of electricity. [More]
Local Motors Unveils Designs for the World’s First Production Line of 3D-Printed Cars

Local Motors Unveils Designs for the World’s First Production Line of 3D-Printed Cars

Local Motors, a company specializing in design and development of vehicles, has declared the winner of its Project Redacted challenge - a unique competition launched to challenge the co-creation community to design state-of-the-art 3D-printed cars. This competition will also serve as an inspiration for the world’s first 3D-printed car. [More]
New Coating Mechanism Prevents Solar Panels from Being Overheated

New Coating Mechanism Prevents Solar Panels from Being Overheated

The use of smart materials in solar thermal collectors is becoming increasingly popular. A research team from EPFL has produced a coating that can both absorb and radiate heat. [More]
Alabama Graphite Begins Production of Coated Spherical Graphite for Use in Lithium Ion Batteries

Alabama Graphite Begins Production of Coated Spherical Graphite for Use in Lithium Ion Batteries

Alabama Graphite Corp. ("Alabama Graphite" or the "Company") is pleased to announce that it has commenced work on production of coated spherical graphite (CSPG) for the use in anodes for Lithium Ion Batteries. [More]
First Ever Kanthal Award 2015 Goes to Arcelor Mittal for Innovative Use of Kanthal APMT™ Rollers

First Ever Kanthal Award 2015 Goes to Arcelor Mittal for Innovative Use of Kanthal APMT™ Rollers

The first ever Kanthal Award 2015 goes to Arcelor Mittal for their innovative use of Kanthal APMT™ rollers. By excluding water cooling in the process Arcelor Mittal has managed to significantly reduce energy consumption, thereby contributing to a sustainable reduction in energy use. The prize was presented at the Thermprocess Exhibition in Dusseldorf. [More]
New Honeycomb Structures Provide Protection from Multiple Impacts

New Honeycomb Structures Provide Protection from Multiple Impacts

A research team at the Cockrell School of Engineering, The University of Texas at Austin, has developed an innovative technology that could help future military gear and vehicles to offer excellent protection from impact. [More]
Tree-Shaped Architecture Improves Efficiency of Phase Change Energy Storage Systems

Tree-Shaped Architecture Improves Efficiency of Phase Change Energy Storage Systems

Researchers have discovered that when materials are melted along a tree-shaped pattern of lines, the efficiency of phase change energy storage systems can be improved significantly. Materials tend to melt quickly when the lines of heat propagate across the cold material, just like a tree’s branches, and the speed of melting can be gradually raised by enabling the tree design to evolve freely over time. This latest finding may pave the way for improving the performance of phase change energy storage systems. The study results have been reported in AIP Publishing’s Journal of Applied Physics. [More]