Researchers have developed a permanent, wireless self-charging platform for low-power wearable electronics by converting near-infrared band irradiation to electrical energy.
Powering wearable sensors without wires calls for pliable batteries that can adapt to the specific material and deliver the power the system requires.
RECOM expands its low-power AC/DC portfolio with encapsulated 5 W power supplies, which operate up to +90°C. They accept input voltage lines of up to 305 VAC and offer peak power capability up to 6 W.
The 10 W URB_S-10WR3 and VRB_S-10WR3 series DC/DC converters offer a 4:1 and 2:1 wide input voltage range (9–36 V) and are available with regulated output voltages of 3.3, 5, 9, 12, 15 and 24 VDC.
Chemists have resolved two of the most challenging issues surrounding lithium-oxygen batteries — and in the process created a battery with near 100% coulombic efficiency.
Materials scientists have developed a highly efficient thin-film solar cell that generates more energy from sunlight than typical solar panels, thanks to its double-layer design.
MORNSUN's switching regulator K78xx-2000R3 series is rated at 2 A in addition to the non-isolated DC-DC converter range and designed as a drop-in alternative for traditional 78xx series three-terminal linear regulators.
Archer Exploration has collaborated with UNSW on the development of full-cell lithium-ion batteries, made with graphite from its mine in Campoona, South Australia.
In an effort to bring portable power sources to remote parts of the world, US researchers have developed a new type of battery — made of paper and fuelled by bacteria.
Researchers have found a way to improve the capacity of sodium-ion batteries, bringing them closer to potentially succeeding lithium-ion batteries in mainstream use.
A newly developed energy storage system, based on a nanomolecule that can store electric power or hydrogen gas, can be used as a flow battery or for hydrogen storage.
Flakes of phosphorene, a 2D form of phosphorus only a few atoms thick, are being used to boost the energy capacity of dye-sensitised solar cells.