Daegu Gyeongbuk Institute of Science and Technology researchers led by Professor Su-Il In from Department of Energy Science and Engineering have developed high-efficiency photocatalysts that convert carbon dioxide into methane or ethane with graphene-covered reduced titanium dioxide. The finding is expected to be utilized in the carbon dioxide reduction and recycling industries. Thanks to the […]

Scientists from Nanyang Technological University, Singapore (NTU) have developed a new battery that can be recharged up to 70 percent in only 2 minutes time. The new battery technology also has a longer projected lifespan of over 20 years. The NTU scientist’s next generation of lithium-ion batteries could enable electric vehicles to charge 20 times […]

Nuclear Power For Your Car

September 18, 2014 | 1 Comment

University of Missouri-Columbia (MU) researchers have created a long-lasting and more efficient nuclear battery. Its built from a radioactive isotope called strontium 90 that boosts electrochemcial energy in a water-based solution with a nanostructured titanium dioxide electrode with a platinum coating collecting and effectively converting energy into electrons. The idea has many high power applications […]

Scientists combined a pigment with semiconducting nanoparticles to create a system that uses light to spark a catalytic process that creates hydrogen fuel.  Argonne nanoscientist Elena Rozhkova and her colleagues combined a pigment called bacteriorhodopsin, a protein found in the membranes of ancient microorganisms that live in desert salt flats, with sunlight to generate environmentally […]

Researchers at University College London (UCL) have broken through to understanding of the properties of titanium dioxide known as ‘titania’ that is hoped to be used in photoelectrochemical cells known as PECs. The basis of the research clears up a decades old misunderstanding that’s clouded the knowledge of how mixed phase titania catalysts operate.  Mixed […]

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