Pacific Northwest National Laboratory scientists have discovered a new material, an alloy of┬ámagnetite, that absorbs visible light and then generates electricity. The team of scientists has compositionally modified magnetite to capture visible sunlight and convert this light energy into electrical current. The mineral magnetite was mined to make the first compass needles and is also […]

Ulsan National Institute of Science and Technology (UNIST) scientists have introduced a new way to increase energy efficiency of metal-air batteries by substituting platinum with perovskite enhanced by simply adding a kind of conducting polymer, polypyrrole. The breakthrough research, led by Professor Hyun-Kon Song and Professor Guntae Kim of the institute’s department of Energy and […]

University of Cambridge St John’s College researchers have shown for the first time the intrinsic ability of graphene to superconduct (or carry an electrical current with no resistance). These results further widen the potential of graphene as a material that could be used in fields such as energy storage, high-speed computing, and molecular electronics. The […]

Princeton University researchers have built another path forward for LED technologies. By refining the manufacturing of light sources made with crystalline substances known as perovskites, a more efficient and potentially lower-cost alternative to materials used in today’s LEDs can be made. Just as the complexity and bulkiness of CFLs distorted the engineering and lighting market, […]

Stanford University scientists are another step toward building a better battery doing long shifts at the helm of a highly sophisticated microscope recording chemical reactions at near-atomic-scale resolution. The researchers are camped out with one of the most advanced microscopes in the world to capture an unimaginably small reaction in the Dionne lab 18 feet […]

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