Ohio State University researchers have built a more efficient, more reliable potassium-oxygen battery, a step toward a potential solution for energy storage on the nation’s power grid and longer-lasting batteries in cell phones and laptops. In a study published in the journal Batteries and Supercaps, researchers from Ohio State University detailed their findings centering around […]

Ruhr-University Bochum researchers are reporting on a new class of catalysts that is theoretically suitable for universal use. Numerous chemical reactions relevant for the energy revolution are highly complex and result in considerable energy losses. This is the reason why energy conversion and storage systems or fuel cells are not yet widely used in commercial […]

Collaborators of three labs in Mexico have demonstrated an innovative nanodevice for harvesting solar energy. The study paper has been published in the SPIE Journal of Nanophotonics. The paper, “Thermoelectric efficiency optimization of nanoantennas for solar energy harvesting,” reports that evolutive dipole nanoantennas (EDN) generate a thermoelectric voltage three times larger than the classic dipole […]

A Helmholtz-Zentrum Berlin für Materialien und Energie team has succeeded in producing inorganic perovskite thin films at moderate temperatures using co-evaporation – making post-tempering at high temperatures unnecessary. The process makes it much easier to produce thin-film solar cells from this material. In comparison to metal-organic hybrid perovskites, inorganic perovskites are more thermally stable. The […]

University of Texas at Austin’s Texas Advanced Computing Center has shown that a voltage can be generated by harnessing differences in spin populations on a metal contact attached to a ferromagnetic material through a mechanism known as the Spin Hall effect. The researchers used supercomputers to identify various forms of cobalt oxide combined with nickel […]

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