Researchers are improving the performance of lithium–air batteries, bringing us closer to electric cars that can use oxygen to run longer before they need to recharge.
The findings have the potential to boost the photovoltaics and photodetector fields, and could improve the efficiency of solar cells to up to 46%.
MORNSUN has released the PV150-29Bxx converter series for 150 W 250–1500 VDC applications. The series features 4 kVAC isolation with a wide-input 250–1500 VDC voltage range, with efficiencies of up to 84% @ 800 VDC input.
Nova Electric's NGL130W-Series Rugged Pure Sinewave DC-AC/DC Inverters are specifically designed for harsh-environment applications wherever standard utility-like power is needed at 50, 60 or 400 Hz.
Traco Power's THN 15 series high-performance 15 W DC/DC converters are enclosed in a shielded 1″ x 1″ x 0.4″ metal package. The design provides a fully integrated EN 55032 class A filter and no-load power consumption of 96–336 mW.
Traco Power's TEL 10WI series is a range of isolated 10 W converters that come in an ultracompact DIP-16 metal package. The low-power DC/DC converters are designed to provide maximum miniaturisation without sacrificing high efficiency.
ITECH's IT8600 series programmable combined AC/DC electronic load has a power rating of 1800, 3600 and 5400 W; a frequency range of 45–450 Hz; a voltage range of 15 V–260 Vrms and 50 V–420 Vrms; and a current range of 20, 40 and 60 Arms.
Scientists have developed a method to analyse which pairs of materials in next-generation perovskite solar cells will harvest the most energy.
NGK INSULATORS and BASF New Business have entered into a joint development agreement to develop the next generation of sodium‒sulfur batteries.
Scientists have uncovered a root cause of the growth of the needle-like structures that plague lithium batteries, sometimes causing a short circuit, failure or even a fire.
The devices make use of all the potential of active carbon, graphene and polyaniline, a polymer with high capabilities that is already broadly used in textile materials.
The electrode was found to improve the practical energy density of a lithium–sulfur battery to three to five times higher than that of lithium-ion batteries.
Acumentrics' portable Pack-Power device is a small, lightweight, autonomous and flexible UPS system that can be standalone or integrated into a soldier's backpack, making it suitable for defence expeditionary applications.