University of Cambridge researchers have discovered a potential new method for making high-performance magnets. They could be used in wind turbines and electric cars without the need for rare earth elements. The rare earth elements are almost exclusively sourced in China. The team from the University of Cambridge, working with colleagues from Austria, found a […]

Open Image…Save ImageOpen Image (using #TmpD/ia)… University of Texas at Austin researchers are tackling two of the bigger challenges facing electric vehicles: limited range and slow recharging. The researchers fabricated a new type of electrode for lithium-ion batteries that could unleash greater power and faster charging. They did this by creating thicker electrodes – the positively and negatively charged parts […]

Open Image…Save ImageOpen Image (using #TmpD/ia)… Tandem solar cells made of perovskite and silicon enable significantly higher efficiencies than silicon solar cells alone. By the end of 2021, teams at HZB (Helmholtz-Zentrum Berlin für Materialien und Energiehad) presented perovskite silicon tandem solar cells with an efficiency close to 30 percent. This value was a world record for eight months, a […]

City College of New York Grove School of Engineering released a new report which examined advanced plastic recycling. The report concluded that advanced recycling helps avoid climate impacts, reduces demand for energy resources, and offers key tools for expanding the circular economy. The report is titled “Quantitative Comparison of LCAs on the Current State of […]

Tohoku University research has resulted in a hybrid electrolyte that is both more stable while also retaining excellent conductivity. This should provide a safer polymeric solid electrolyte for Li-ion batteries with a myriad of applications. The research group’s paper, “Increasing the ionic conductivity and lithium-ion transport of photo-cross-linked polymer with hexagonal arranged porous film hybrids,” […]

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