Colorado School of Mines researchers report to have succeeded in developing affordable and efficient ceramic fuel cells that could be used to power homes from five years worth of work. The research would enable more efficient use of natural gas for power generation through the use of fuel cells that convert the chemical energy of […]



University of Wisconsin-Madison (UWM) chemists have introduced a new fuel cell catalyst approach that uses a molecular catalyst system instead of solid catalysts. The team is on a quest for better, less expensive ways to store and use energy where platinum and other precious metals play an important role. Platinum and other precious metals serve […]



A team of chemists at the University of California, Riverside have succeeded in “upconverting” photons in the visible and near-infrared regions of the solar spectrum. The innovation is an ingenious way to make solar energy conversion more efficient. The researchers report in Nano Letters about combining inorganic semiconductor nanocrystals with organic molecules. When installing solar […]



National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) scientists have put firm numbers on the high costs of installing pipelines to transport hydrogen fuel and also found a way to reduce those costs. The scientists calculated that hydrogen-specific steel pipelines can cost as much as 68% more than natural gas pipelines. But the research is showing […]



University of Toronto engineers have combined two promising solar cell materials together for the first time, creating a new platform for LED technology. The team has designed a way to embed the strongly luminescent nanoparticles called colloidal quantum dots into perovskite. Researchers in The Edward S. Rogers Sr. Department of Electrical & Computer Engineering invented […]



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