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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]
Researchers Analyze Atomic-Scale Electronic and Structural Degradation in Lithium-Ion Batteries

Researchers Analyze Atomic-Scale Electronic and Structural Degradation in Lithium-Ion Batteries

Researchers at Brookhaven National Laboratory have performed three studies on the electrochemical reactions that occur in nickel, cobalt, and aluminum (NCA) lithium-ion batteries. They studied average material morphologies as well as atomic-scale asymmetries to analyze the electronic and structural and degradations of these batteries. [More]
Cost-Effective Process Uses Piezoelectric Materials for Micro Energy Harvesting

Cost-Effective Process Uses Piezoelectric Materials for Micro Energy Harvesting

Researchers at the Fraunhofer Institute for Organic Electronics, Electron Beam and Plasma Technology FEP (Fraunhofer FEP) have developed an innovative process for cost-effective production of piezoelectric materials for micro-energy harvesting applications. Developments in many applications require energy self-sufficient probes and miniature mobile electronics systems that acquire the energy they need from the surrounding environment. [More]
Quantifying Fugitive Emissions from Fracking Operations

Quantifying Fugitive Emissions from Fracking Operations

FLIR Systems GF320 optical gas imaging cameras are being used to identify leaks and unexpectedly high discharges of methane resulting from fracking operations to extract gaseous hydrocarbons from shale and coal deposits. [More]
Innovative Cubic Garnet Material Holds Promise for High-Energy Lithium Batteries

Innovative Cubic Garnet Material Holds Promise for High-Energy Lithium Batteries

Researchers at the Oak Ridge National Laboratory have discovered that a cubic garnet material (LLZO) could be used as a critical separator material in order to develop high-energy batteries. [More]
Ultrasound Waves Power Piezoelectric Implant Device Wirelessly

Ultrasound Waves Power Piezoelectric Implant Device Wirelessly

Researchers at Stanford University have developed an ultrasound-powered, tiny electronic device for medical implant applications. These devices can be powered wirelessly, and now the researchers are trying to further reduce its size. [More]
Ultra-Fast Charging Battery with 20-Year Lifespan Recharges Within Minutes

Ultra-Fast Charging Battery with 20-Year Lifespan Recharges Within Minutes

Nanyang Technology University (NTU) scientists have developed the next generation of batteries that have a 20-year lifespan and last for 10,000 recharge cycles. These batteries can be rapidly recharged up to 70% of their capacity within a short duration of two minutes. [More]