Optical data storage has virtually unlimited lifetime
Scientists grow ultrahigh-purity carbon nanotubes
Molten-air battery's storage capacity among the highest of any battery type
Sodium-ion battery cathode has highest energy density to date
Shaping the future of energy storage with conductive clay
In the race to find materials of ever increasing thinness, surface area and conductivity to make better performing battery electrodes, a lump of clay might have just taken the lead. Materials scientists from ...
Improving flash memory: New molecular storage devices could bridge memory gap
(Phys.org) —New molecules could be the key to solving a looming problem with flash memory storage, researchers say in a new report published in the journal Nature today.
Putting the squeeze on quantum information
Canadian Institute for Advanced Research researchers have shown that information stored in quantum bits can be exponentially compressed without losing information. The achievement is an important proof of principle, and could ...
Deep within spinach leaves, vibrations enhance efficiency of photosynthesis
Biophysics researchers at the University of Michigan have used short pulses of light to peer into the mechanics of photosynthesis and illuminate the role that molecule vibrations play in the energy conversion ...
Engineering researchers develop next-generation battery
(Phys.org) —A research team from the University of Alberta has used carbon nanomaterials to develop next-generation batteries capable of charging faster and lasting longer than today's standard lithium-ion ...
Improved supercapacitors for super batteries, electric vehicles
Researchers at the University of California, Riverside have developed a novel nanometer scale ruthenium oxide anchored nanocarbon graphene foam architecture that improves the performance of supercapacitors, ...
Liberating devices from their power cords: New structural 'supercaps' take a lickin', keep on workin'
(Phys.org) —Imagine a future in which our electrical gadgets are no longer limited by plugs and external power sources. This intriguing prospect is one of the reasons for the current interest in building ...
Flexible supercapacitor raises bar for volumetric energy density
Scientists have taken a large step toward making a fiber-like energy storage device that can be woven into clothing and power wearable medical monitors, communications equipment or other small electronics.
High-temperature plasmonics eyed for solar, computer innovation
(Phys.org) —New "plasmonic metamaterials" that operate at high temperatures could radically improve solar cell performance and bring advanced computer data storage technology that uses heat to record information ...
Switchable material could harness the power of the sun—even when it's not shining
It's an obvious truism, but one that may soon be outdated: The problem with solar power is that sometimes the sun doesn't shine.