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Sustainable Energy Is Focus of Plenary Talks at American Chemical Society Meeting

Advances in renewable and sustainable energy including mimicking photosynthesis and optimizing lithium ion batteries are the topics of three plenary talks at the 247th National Meeting & amp Exposition of the American Chemical Society ACS ... - Read More

Enhancing battery performance for portable electronics

Battery
The ever increasing market for portable electronic devices such as laptops cell phones and MP3 players has resulted in an equally heavy demand for secondary batteries more commonly known as rechargeable batteries Lithium ion Li ... - Read More

Extracting energy from bacteria: Microbial electrode catalysts that turn wastewater into watts

Most of us wouldn't consider bacteria a promising energy source of the future That would be shortsighted says Leonard Tender a microbial electrochemist at the Naval Research Laboratory in Washington D C who believes that ... - Read More

State E-Waste Disposal Bans Have Been Largely Ineffective

are topics that have received much attention in both the media and research community While the environmental footprint of IT devices is indeed significant a singular focus on their direct impacts ignores the indirect environmental ... - Read More

Solar cell performance improves with ion-conducting polymer

Polymer
Researchers at Stockholm's KTH Royal Institute of Technology have found a way to make dye sensitized solar cells more energy efficient and longer lasting Drawing their inspiration from photosynthesis dye sensitized solar cells offer the ... - Read More

New rechargeable flow battery could enable cheaper, more efficient energy storage

Battery
MIT researchers have engineered a new rechargeable flow battery that doesn't rely on expensive membranes to generate and store electricity The device they say may one day enable cheaper large scale energy storage The palm ... - Read More

Synthetic polymers enable cheap, efficient, durable alkaline fuel cells

Synthetic polymers, Fuel, Fuel cells
A new cost effective polymer membrane can decrease the cost of alkaline batteries and fuel cells by allowing the replacement of expensive platinum catalysts without sacrificing important aspects of performance according to Penn State researchers ... - Read More

Removing pollutants and contaminants from wastewater

Pollutants, Contaminants
The Fraunhofer Institute for Interfacial Engineering and Biotechnology IGB and its European partners have developed several effective processes for eliminating persistent pollutants from wastewater Some of these processes generate reactive species which can be used ... - Read More

Using bacteria batteries to make electricity

Their idea is state of the art Ten Bielefeld students have set their sights on constructing a bio battery They want to make use of the bacteria Escherichia coli to convert glucose into energy With ... - Read More

Testing artificial photosynthesis: Fully integrated microfluidic test-bed for solar-driven electrochemical energy conversion systems

Electrochemical, Photosynthesis
With the daily mean concentrations of atmospheric carbon dioxide having reached 400 parts per million for the first time in human history the need for carbon neutral alternatives to fossil fuel energy has never been ... - Read More

Promising material for lithium-ion batteries

Lithium, Lithium-ion, Lithium-ion batteries
Laptops could work longer and electric cars could drive farther if it were possible to further increase the capacity of their lithium ion batteries The electrode material has a decisive influence on a battery's capacity ... - Read More

New All-Solid Sulfur-Based Battery Outperforms Lithium-Ion Technology

Released 6 5 2013 3 50 PM EDTSource Newsroom Oak Ridge National Laboratory more news from this source Jun 5 2013 Scientists at the Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory have designed and tested ... - Read More

Metal-free catalyst outperforms platinum in fuel cell

Researchers from South Korea Case Western Reserve University and University of North Texas have discovered an inexpensive and easily produced catalyst that performs better than platinum in oxygen reduction reactions The finding detailed in Nature's ... - Read More

Add boron for better batteries

Lithium
Frustration led to revelation when Rice University scientists determined how graphene might be made useful for high capacity batteries Calculations by the Rice lab of theoretical physicist Boris Yakobson found a graphene boron anode should ... - Read More

New technique to improve quality control of lithium-ion batteries

Lithium, Lithium-ion, Lithium-ion batteries
Researchers have created a new tool to detect flaws in lithium ion batteries as they are being manufactured a step toward reducing defects and inconsistencies in the thickness of electrodes that affect battery life and ... - Read More

Researchers find a way to make steel without greenhouse-gas emissions

Anyone who has seen pictures of the giant red hot cauldrons in which steel is made fed by vast amounts of carbon and belching flame and smoke would not be surprised to learn that steelmaking ... - Read More

Tin nanocrystals for the battery of the future

Battery, nanocrystals
More powerful batteries could help electric cars achieve a considerably larger range and thus a breakthrough on the market A new nanomaterial for lithium ion batteries developed in the labs of chemists at ETH Zurich ... - Read More

Lithium-Ion Battery Technology Topic of Dozens of New Scientific Reports This Week

intramolecular or intermolecular Here we report results on radical cation stability and reactivity for possible redox shuttles in order to understand the possible mechanisms for the shuttle reaction in batteries DFT design and study of ... - Read More

Nobel Laureates and Their Research Teams at American Chemical Society Meeting

At least nine Nobel laureates have research that will be presented here this week during the 245th National Meeting & amp Exposition of the American Chemical Society the world’s largest scientific society Research from the ... - Read More

Opposites attract: How cells and cell fragments move in electric fields

cell, cells, cells, cell
Like tiny crawling compass needles whole living cells and cell fragments orient and move in response to electric fields but in opposite directions scientists at the University of California Davis have found Their results published ... - Read More
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