Stanford University researchers led by Professor Roger Howe say new material using graphene could reignite the field of thermionic energy conversion, improving the way we produce electricity and reducing the impact the process has on the environment. The concept is based on a satellite-powering technology that was abandoned decades ago that has been reinvented to […]

University of Cambridge St John’s College researchers have shown for the first time the intrinsic ability of graphene to superconduct (or carry an electrical current with no resistance). These results further widen the potential of graphene as a material that could be used in fields such as energy storage, high-speed computing, and molecular electronics. The […]

The world’s newest and thinnest photodetector, a device that converts light into an electric current, has been developed. With a thickness of just 1.3 nanometers – 10 times smaller than the current standard silicon diodes, the device could be used in the Internet of Things, smart devices, wearable electronics and photoelectronics. This nearly two dimensional […]

University of Cambridge scientists have developed a working laboratory demonstrator of a lithium-oxygen battery which has very high energy density, is more than 90% efficient, and, to date, can be recharged more than 2000 times. Also known as a lithium air battery the Cambridge team has made major progress in the field. Lithium-oxygen, or lithium-air, […]

Professor Ian Kinloch, Professor of Material Science at the University of Manchester added a small amount of graphene to strontium titanium oxide. The resulting composite thermoelectric material was able to convert heat which would otherwise be lost as waste into an electric current over a broad temperature range, all the way down to room temperature. […]

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