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Researchers Record Vaporization Process of Liquids Using SLAC’s Linac Coherent Light Source

Researchers Record Vaporization Process of Liquids Using SLAC’s Linac Coherent Light Source

Researchers at the Department of Energy’s SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory have for the first time developed microscopic movies depicting the vaporization of liquids by an X-ray laser, which is considered to be the brightest in the world. [More]
UT Dallas Scientist Discover Technique to Improve Battery Capacity

UT Dallas Scientist Discover Technique to Improve Battery Capacity

A scientist from UT Dallas has discovered a new method that could make mobile phones and car batteries last five times longer than the present ones. [More]
Mapping Distribution of Molten Boron Debris Could Help Determine Re-Criticality Risk within Nuclear Reactors

Mapping Distribution of Molten Boron Debris Could Help Determine Re-Criticality Risk within Nuclear Reactors

Japanese researchers are a step closer to decommissioning the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Plant. They have been able to successfully map the distribution of boron compounds in a model control rod, which will help to determine the re-criticality risk within the reactor. [More]
Fast Ion Conduction in Solid Electrolytes Could Pave Way for Advanced Li-Ion Batteries

Fast Ion Conduction in Solid Electrolytes Could Pave Way for Advanced Li-Ion Batteries

Generally, in rechargeable batteries, lithium ions are transported by the electrolyte from the negative electrode to the positive electrode during the discharging process and the ionic flow path reverses during the recharging process. [More]
Study Provides New Clues that Could Help Develop Next-Generation Battery Technology

Study Provides New Clues that Could Help Develop Next-Generation Battery Technology

Rechargeable lithium air batteries are considered an advanced technology. At a theoretical level, these batteries may deliver better performance and could be relatively lighter than existing lithium-ion batteries, but they stop working after several charging cycles. [More]
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]