New geometries: Researchers create new shapes of artificial microcompartments
(Phys.org)—In nature, biological functions are often carried out in tiny protective shells known as microcompartments, structures that provide home to enzymes that convert carbon dioxide into energy in plant cells and to ...
Improved performance for solar cells: Highly efficient p-type dye-sensitized solar cell with cobalt-based electrolyte
(Phys.org)—Photovoltaics continues to be an expensive technology. Dye-based solar cells may represent a more cost-effective alternative to traditional solar cells. In these cells, a dye is used in place ...
ROHM demos compact hydrogen fuel cell
Komaba Group reports sodium ion battery progress
Toyota shows off all solid state lithium superionic conductor based prototype battery
Waste silicon gets new life in lithium-ion batteries
Researchers at Rice University and the Université catholique de Louvain, Belgium, have developed a way to make flexible components for rechargeable lithium-ion (LI) batteries from discarded silicon.
Researchers find ordinary pen ink useful for building a supercapacitor
Progress made in building rechargeable lithium-air battery
New ultracapacitor delivers a jolt of energy at a constant voltage
Chemical batteries power many different mobile electronic devices, but repeated charging and discharging cycles can wear them out. An alternative energy storage device called an ultracapacitor can be recharged hundreds of ...
New lithium ion battery strategy offers more energy, longer life cycle
(Phys.org) -- Lithium ion batteries drive devices from electric cars to smartphones. And society is demanding more batteries with more capacity from each battery.
Startup creates new type of electrolyte for better and cheaper lithium ion battery
Nanopower: Avoiding electrolyte failure in nanoscale lithum batteries
(PhysOrg.com) -- It turns out you can be too thin -- especially if you're a nanoscale battery. Researchers from the National Institute of Standards and Technology, the University of Maryland, College Park, ...
Fuel cells show potential
National Physical Laboratory scientists have developed an innovative fuel cell reference electrode that has been used to map changes in electrode potential inside a working polymer electrolyte membrane (PEM) ...
Charging up the auto industry
This year's iconic North American International Auto Show featured a wave of new hybrid and electric cars that suggest the vehicles have truly come into their own. But what's the future for the technology needed to power ...