Open Image…Save ImageOpen Image (using #TmpD/ia)… University of Oregon researchers used an atomic-force microscope fitted with an electrode tip 1,000 times smaller than a human hair to identify in real time how nanoscale catalysts collect charges that are excited by light in semiconductors. It’s a discovery that could help efforts to design devices that can store solar power for later […]

Open Image…Save ImageOpen Image (using #TmpD/ia)… Carnegie Institution for Science researchers are reporting pressure improves the ability of thermoelectric materials to turn heat into electricity. The new information could potentially be used to create clean electricity generation. The report comes from a team that includes Carnegie’s Alexander Goncharov and Viktor Struzhkin with the paper published in Nature Materials. Compounds with […]

MIT researchers have devised a new way of removing carbon dioxide from a stream of air. The press release asserts it could provide a significant tool in the battle against climate change. The new system can work on the gas at virtually any concentration level, even down to the roughly 400 parts per million currently […]

Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT ) researchers now present a promising electrolyte class for calcium batteries that has the potential for replacing lithium-ion technology. Calcium-based batteries promise to reach a high energy density at low manufacturing costs. Using the electrolytes available today, however, has made it impossible so far to charge calcium batteries at room […]

National University of Singapore researchers have reported high-performance Tin Sulfide (SnS) thermoelectric crystals combine the desirable features of low-cost, earth-abundant materials and environmental friendliness. For the first time, they discovered the interplay of triple electronic bands leading to the high performance of thermoelectric SnS crystals, which is promoted by Selenium alloying. Furthermore, Selenium alloying plays […]

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