Open Image…Save ImageOpen Image (using #TmpD/ia)… Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) researchers have developed a new battery technology based on a metal-mesh membrane and electrodes made of molten sodium. The technology could open the way for more intermittent, renewable power sources on the grid. A type of battery first invented nearly five decades ago could catapult to the forefront of […]

Lawrence Berkeley National Lab (Berkeley Lab) researchers have discovered that a form of perovskite, one of the most studied materials in solar research currently due to its high conversion efficiency. The researchers discovered the perovskite works surprisingly well as a stable and photoactive semiconductor material that can be reversibly switched between a transparent state and […]

Open Image…Save ImageOpen Image (using #TmpD/ia)… Australia’s ARC Center of Excellence in Exciton Science researchers have made an important discovery with significant implications for the future of solar cell material design. The team, led by Professor Timothy Schmidt at UNSW, has been looking at ways to capture the energy of visible light that is currently wasted due to the limitations […]

Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory researchers have reported that a new lithium-sulfur battery component allows a doubling in capacity compared to a conventional lithium-sulfur battery, even after more than 100 charge cycles. Lithium-sulfur batteries are promising candidates for replacing today’s common lithium-ion batteries in electronics and electric vehicles since they are cheaper, weigh less, and can […]

University of California – Riverside (UCR) researchers have now described the development of an inexpensive, efficient catalyst material for a type of fuel cell called a polymer electrolyte membrane fuel cell. The new cell turns the chemical energy of hydrogen into electricity and is among the most promising fuel cell types to power cars and […]

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