Open Image…Save ImageOpen Image (using #TmpD/ia)… University of Surrey engineers’ innovative analysis of two-dimensional (2D) materials could boost the development of next-generation solar cells and LEDs. Three-dimensional perovskites have proved themselves remarkably successful materials for LED devices and solar panels in the past decade. One key issue with these materials, however, is their stability, with device performance decreasing quicker than […]

Open Image…Save ImageOpen Image (using #TmpD/ia)… Open Image…Save ImageOpen Image (using #TmpD/ia)… University of Warwick researchers propose densifying ceramics using flash sintering reducing energy use and may be used to improve the viability of manufacturing complex ceramic structures such as those required for solid state batteries by lowering the temperatures and shortening the duration of the heat treatment. Flash sintering is a ceramic processing technique […]

Open Image…Save ImageOpen Image (using #TmpD/ia)… A new research study from KU Leuven and VUB on sensitive geopolitical conflict around the Ethiopian mega-dam shows that several disagreements between Ethiopia, Sudan and Egypt around Africa’s largest hydropower plant, the new Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam (GERD), could be alleviated by massively expanding solar and wind power across the region. Sebastian Sterl, energy […]

Gwangju Institute of Science and Technology (GIST) scientists have discovered a new catalyst material’s ability to significantly improve lithium-sulfur battery life, opening doors to their near-future practical commercial realization. Lithium-sulfur batteries, given their light weight and theoretical high capacities, are a promising alternative to conventional lithium-ion batteries for large-scale energy storage systems, drones, electric vehicles, […]

Open Image…Save ImageOpen Image (using #TmpD/ia)… A Nanyang Technological University, Singapore (NTU Singapore) team of researchers has designed a ‘smart’ device to harvest daylight and relay it to underground spaces, reducing the need to draw on traditional energy sources for lighting. In Singapore, authorities are looking at the feasibility of digging deeper underground to create new space for infrastructure, storage, […]

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