Georgia Institute of Technology researchers use a hybrid silica sol-gel material and self-assembled monolayers of a common fatty acid to develop a new capacitor dielectric material that provides an electrical energy storage capacity rivaling certain batteries, with both a high energy density and high power density. The press release asserts that if the material can […]






University of Tokyo (UT) researchers have discovered a new type of material which stores heat energy for a prolonged period. Named a “heat storage ceramic”, the new material can be used as heat storage material for solar heat energy generation systems or efficient use of industrial heat waste. The breakthrough is the new material enables […]






Researchers at South Korea’s Center for Self-assembly and Complexity, Institute for Basic Science (IBS), Department of Chemistry and Division of Advanced Materials Science at Pohang University, have created a new lithium ion battery made from a porous solid which greatly improves its performance as well as reducing the risks due to overheating. Lithium ion are […]






Massachusetts Institute of Technology researchers propose that an advanced manufacturing approach for lithium-ion batteries promises to significantly slash the cost of the most widely used type of rechargeable batteries while also improving their performance and making them easier to recycle. Researchers at MIT and at a spinoff company called 24M with a pilot manufacturing plant […]






Researchers in Sweden and the US have described a method for making elastic high-capacity batteries from wood pulp. Using nanocellulose broken down from tree fibers, the scientists have produced an elastic, foam-like battery material that can withstand shock and stress. Max Hamedi, a researcher at KTH and Harvard University explained, “It is possible to make […]






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