Researchers from Switzerland are tapping into an unexpected energy source right under our feet – wood flooring. Their nanogenerator has been presented in the journal Matter. The nanogenerator enables wood to generate energy from our footfalls. The team also improved the wood used in the their nanogenerator with a combination of a silicone coating and […]

Martin-Luther-Universität Halle-Wittenberg found 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. Researchers achieved this by creating crystalline layers of barium titanate, strontium titanate and calcium titanate which they alternately placed on top of one another. These findings could significantly […]

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 & […]

University of Utah researchers identified crucial electrical noise signals in solar cells that are completely invisible to conventional noise-measuring methods. They were also able to pinpoint the likely physical processes causing the noise, which often results in a loss of energy and lower efficiency. The physicists used cross-correlation noise spectroscopy to measure miniscule fluctuations in […]

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