'Core-Shell' Silicon Nanowires May Improve Lithium-Ion Batteries
Team finds new energy storage capabilities between layers of 2-D materials
Drexel University researchers are continuing to expand the capabilities and functionalities of a family of two-dimensional materials they discovered that are as thin as a single atom, but have the potential ...
Memory effect now also found in lithium-ion batteries
Lithium-ion batteries are high performance energy storage devices used in many commercial electronic appliances. Certainly, they can store a large amount of energy in a relatively small volume. They have ...
Fujifilm will introduce 1TB optical disc in 2015
Komaba Group reports sodium ion battery progress
Scientists watch a next-generation ferroelectric memory bit switch in real time
For the first time, engineering researchers have been able to watch in real time the nanoscale process of a ferroelectric memory bit switching between the 0 and 1 states.
New semiconductor nanowire laser technology could kill viruses, improve DVDs
A team led by a professor at the University of California, Riverside Bourns College of Engineering has made a discovery in semiconductor nanowire laser technology that could potentially do everything from kill viruses to ...
Activated graphene makes superior supercapacitors for energy storage
(PhysOrg.com) -- Scientists at the U.S. Department of Energy's Brookhaven National Laboratory have helped to uncover the nanoscale structure of a novel form of carbon, contributing to an explanation of why ...
Rainbow-trapping scientist now strives to slow light waves even further
An electrical engineer at the University at Buffalo, who previously demonstrated experimentally the "rainbow trapping effect" -- a phenomenon that could boost optical data storage and communications -- is ...
Batteries charge quickly and retain capacity, thanks to new 3D nanostructure
The batteries in Illinois professor Paul Braun's lab look like any others, but they pack a surprise inside.
Upgrading the vanadium redox battery
Though considered a promising large-scale energy storage device, the vanadium redox battery's use has been limited by its inability to work well in a wide range of temperatures and its high cost. But new research ...
Hong Kong researchers store data in bacteria
The US' national archives occupy more than 500 miles (800 kilometres) of shelving; France's archives stretch for more than 100 miles of shelves, as do Britain's.