The diamonds and other crystals on view in science museum exhibits are a delight to the eye. What contributes to their sometimes dazzling geometric shapes and colors is their highly ordered arrangement of atoms.
Ethanol has five times higher volumetric energy density (6.7 kWh/L) than hydrogen (1.3 kWh/L) and can be used safely in fuel cells for power generation.
A Korean research team has developed a high-performance ceramic fuel cell that can operate on butane fuels.
Solid oxide fuel cells, or SOFCs, are highly efficient and clean power generating systems with the ability to produce electrical energy. However, infrequent applications and high operating temperatures are some of their drawbacks.
Researchers have discovered the reason for the growth of needle-like structures—called whiskers and dendrites—that degrade lithium batteries, occasionally causing failure, a short circuit, or even a fire.
PerkinElmer Inc. has today announced its new LPC 500™ Liquid Particle Counter (LPC 500) platform which will couple with PerkinElmer’s existing Avio® 500 ICP-OES Oils system to join, for the first time, particle counting and sizing as well as wear metals analysis of in-service oils and lubricants.
Scientists in Japan have developed simulations that could offer new perceptions about the reactions taking place in solid-oxide fuel cells by using practical atomic-scale models of the active site at the electrode based on microscope observations as the preliminary point.
Scientists at the U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE) Brookhaven National Laboratory and the University of Arkansas have developed a highly efficient catalyst for extracting electrical energy from ethanol, an easy-to-store liquid fuel that can be generated from renewable resources.
An interdisciplinary research group from the Technical University of Munich (TUM) has developed platinum nanoparticles for fuel cell catalysis. The innovative catalysts are size-optimized and are twice as good as the existing commercially available best process.
Electric cars find it difficult to cope with extreme temperatures, chiefly due to effects on the electrolyte solutions in their lithium-ion batteries.