Swiss Federal Laboratories for Materials Science and Technology (EMPA) engineers aim to revolutionize rechargeable batteries: Their thin-film batteries are not only safer and longer-lasting than conventional lithium-ion batteries, they are also much more environmentally friendly to manufacture and can be charged in just one minute. For now, the battery is very small, but the founders […]

Chiba University researchers show the hydrogen evolution reaction activity of a GoldNickel/Gold electrocatalyst increases due to surface defects formed via Nickel dealloying. Gold (Au)-based electrocatalysts used for hydrogen production via water electrolysis exhibit high chemical stability but low hydrogen evolution reaction (HER) activity. Alloying them with nickel (Ni) can improve their HER activity. Now, a […]

Open Image…Save ImageOpen Image (using #TmpD/ia)… Illinois Institute of Technology research revealed a promising breakthrough in green energy. Their design is an electrolyzer device capable of converting carbon dioxide into propane in a manner that is both scalable and economically viable. The paper published in Nature Energy discusses the pioneering research. As the United States races toward its target of […]

University of Texas at El Paso researchers describe how they have achieved the highest level of energy storage – also known as capacitance – in a supercapacitor ever recorded. Years ago there was a series of supercapacitor claims that simply didn’t come to fruition. The new landmark study claims are quite worthwhile after a long […]

An Argonne National Laboratory team has developed a new catalyst composed of elements abundant in the Earth. It could make possible the low-cost and energy-efficient production of hydrogen for use in transportation and industrial applications. The reporting paper for the research has been published in Science. Hydrogen can power vehicles while emitting nothing but water. […]

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