Oregon State University researchers have developed a battery anode based on a new nanostructured alloy that could revolutionize the way energy storage devices are designed and manufactured. The zinc- and manganese-based alloy further opens the door to replacing solvents commonly used in battery electrolytes with something much safer and inexpensive, as well as abundant: seawater. […]

According to Penn State mechanical engineers porous silicon manufactured in a bottom up procedure using solar energy can be used to generate hydrogen from water.  The team also sees applications for batteries, biosensors and optical electronics as outlets for the new material. Donghai Wang, assistant professor of mechanical engineering said, The surface area of this […]

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