Carbon foam: The key ingredient of a better battery?
(PhysOrg.com) -- A lighter, greener, cheaper, longer-lasting battery. Who wouldnt want that?
Students building satellite that's seen as future of space research
Using needle-thin solder, tweezers and a very steady hand, Anna Espinal peers through a microscope and attaches capacitors the size of large grains of sand to boards no bigger than a credit card.
Ferroelectrics could pave way for ultra-low power computing
Engineers at the University of California, Berkeley, have shown that it is possible to reduce the minimum voltage necessary to store charge in a capacitor, an achievement that could reduce the power draw and ...
Nano bundles pack a powerful punch
Rice University researchers have created a solid-state, nanotube-based supercapacitor that promises to combine the best qualities of high-energy batteries and fast-charging capacitors in a device suitable ...
Smart skin: Electronics that stick and stretch like a temporary tattoo (w/ video)
Engineers have developed a device platform that combines electronic components for sensing, medical diagnostics, communications and human-machine interfaces, all on an ultrathin skin-like patch that mounts ...
Imec achieves breakthroughs in enabling future DRAM and RRAM
In the frame of its research on future memory architectures, imec has made breakthroughs for both DRAM and RRAM memories. For DRAM, MIMcap (metal-insulator-metal capacitor) was established as a clear candidate for 1X DRAM ...
First self-powered device with wireless data transmission
Scientists are reporting development of the first self-powered nano-device that can transmit data wirelessly over long distances. In a study in ACS's journal Nano Letters, they say it proves the feasibility of a f ...
New superconductive properties discovered in old sandwich material
Solar cells will be fabricated by a single organic semiconductor
The fabrication of organic thin-film solar cells has been simplified due to new research findings. Where previously two types of organic semiconductors were required, doping the semiconductor fullerene with molybdenum oxide ...
World's first process technology for copper-internal-electrode-based capacitors for high-Speed LSIs developed
Fujitsu Laboratories today announced the development of a process technology to produce capacitors for high-speed LSI chips, which as a world's first employs copper for internal electrodes. The use of copper ...
High-performance capacitor could lead to better rechargeable batteries
Imec reports progress in deep sub-micron scaling for logic and memory
At the International Electron Devices Meeting in San Francisco Imec's advanced CMOS research program reports promising advances in scaling logic, DRAM and non-volatile memory.
Time ripe to move energy storage idea off drawing board
Need has caught up with Gerhard Welsch's ideas. Welsch, a professor of materials science and engineering at Case Western Reserve University, began patenting designs for a small, light, powerful and reliable capacitor in 2000.