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
A new use for glass is being developed by researchers in Penn State's Materials Research Institute that could make future hybrid electric and plug in electric vehicles more affordable and reliable Thin and flexible glass ... - Read More
A study led by Washington State University researchers has turned a fairly common non metallic solvent into a superconductor capable of transmitting electrical current with none of the resistance seen in conventional conductors It is ... - Read More
A research team at Ulsan National Institute of Science and Technology UNIST S Korea found a new physical organogel electrolyte with two unique characteristics an irreversible thermal gelation and a high value of the Li+ ... - Read More
Out in the wilds or anywhere off the grid sophisticated instruments small enough to fit in a shirt pocket will one day scavenge power from sunlight body heat or other sources to monitor water quality ... - Read More
Researchers at Rice University have come up with a new way to boost the efficiency of the ubiquitous lithium ion LI battery by employing ribbons of graphene that start as carbon nanotubes Proof of concept ... - Read More
A new material has the potential to improve the sensitivity of photographic image sensors by a factor of five In 2011 an EPFL team led by Andras Kis discovered the amazing semi conducting properties of ... - Read More
Think about windows coated with transparent film that absorbs harmful ultraviolet sunrays and uses them to generate electricity Consider a water filtration membrane that blocks viruses and other microorganisms from water or an electric car ... - Read More
A new study by researchers at UC Santa Barbara provides clues into the understanding of the behavior of the charged molecules or particles in ionic liquids The new framework may lead to the creation of ... - Read More
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
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
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
Stanford University scientists have dramatically improved the performance of lithium ion batteries by creating novel electrodes made of silicon and conducting polymer hydrogel a spongy material similar to that used in contact lenses and other ... - Read More
Los Alamos National Laboratory scientists have designed a new type of nanostructured carbon based catalyst that could pave the way for reliable economical next generation batteries and alkaline fuel cells providing for practical use of ... - Read More
Stanford University scientists have developed an advanced zinc air battery with higher catalytic activity and durability than similar batteries made with costly platinum and iridium catalysts The results published in the May 7 online edition ... - Read More
Physicists at the University of Arkansas have collaborated with scientists in the United States and Asia to discover that a crucial ingredient of high temperature superconductivity could be found in an entirely different class of ... - Read More
Surprisingly the answer is yes With the technology of today it is possible to use environmental friendly formic acid in fuel cell powering your mobile phone or laptop Physicist Florian Nitze Umeå University in Sweden ... - Read More
The miniaturization of electronics continues to create unprecedented capabilities in computer and communications applications enabling handheld wireless devices with tremendous computing performance operating on battery power This same miniaturization of electronic systems is also creating ... - Read More
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
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
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