Researchers have found carbon nanotubes woven into thread-like fibers and sewn into fabrics become a thermoelectric generator. The invisibly small carbon nanotubes aligned fibers can turn heat from the sun or other sources into other forms of energy. The Rice University lab of physicist Junichiro Kono led an effort with scientists at Tokyo Metropolitan University […]

Open Image…Save ImageOpen Image (using #TmpD/ia)… University of Texas at Austin researchers have discovered new dynamics that could supercharge a sluggish part of the core chemical reaction in fuel cells. Fuel cell market adoption is held back by sluggish kinetics in a part of the core chemical reaction that limits efficiency. The researchers developed a new method to improve the […]

Open Image…Save ImageOpen Image (using #TmpD/ia)… North Carolina State University researchers have created a soft, stretchable device that converts movement into electricity and works in both dry and wet environments. The soft, stretchable device that converts movement into electricity and works in both dry and wet environments. Michael Dickey, corresponding author of a paper on the work and Camille & […]

Scientists at Martin-Luther-Universität Halle-Wittenberg (MLU) are boosting the photovoltaic effect in ferroelectric-paraelectric superlattices. The team is reporting the photovoltaic effect of ferroelectric crystals can be increased by a factor of 1,000 if three different materials are arranged periodically in a lattice. The researchers achieved this by creating crystalline layers of barium titanate, strontium titanate and […]

Open Image…Save ImageOpen Image (using #TmpD/ia)… Lawrence Livermore scientists can now claim near breakeven nuclear fusion, understood to be near the energy out equals the energy put in. On Aug. 8, 2021, an experiment at the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory’s (LLNL’s) National Ignition Facility (NIF) made a significant step toward ignition, achieving a yield of more than 1.3 megajoules (MJ). […]

keep looking »
css.php