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Electrochemical cell extracts lithium from sea water

11 June, 2021

Researchers have developed an economically viable system that can extract high-purity lithium from sea water, which could be used to power electric vehicles.


Release of USB Power Delivery specification Revision 3.1

09 June, 2021

The USB Power Delivery (USB PD) Revision 3.1 specification enables the delivery of up to 240 W of power over the USB Type-C cable and connector.


'Molecular glue' makes perovskite solar cells more reliable

08 June, 2021

Researchers are improving the long-term reliability of perovskite solar cells with a so-called 'molecular glue' that keeps a key interface inside the cells from degrading.


Xerotech set to develop battery safety tech for ESA

07 June, 2021

Xerotech announced that it will qualify one of its core proprietary battery safety technologies for space applications in conjunction with the European Space Agency.


Powering small electronics with Wi-Fi

03 June, 2021

Researchers have used tiny smart devices known as spin-torque oscillators to harvest and convert wireless radio frequencies into energy to power small electronics.


Improving the performance of lithium–sulfur batteries

01 June, 2021 | Supplied by: Deakin University

Researchers have developed an innovative use of the nanomaterial boron nitride nanotubes (BNNT) to improve the performance of Li–S batteries.


2D perovskite films found to resemble a sandwich

28 May, 2021

The 2D films used in some perovskite solar cells closely resemble a sandwich — with two layers of the same type (the bread) surrounding one central, contrasting layer (the filling).


Perovskite solar modules break a world record

14 May, 2021

Researchers have produced perovskite solar modules with minimal scaling loss, combining laser-based series interconnections with vacuum processing of all layers of the solar cell.


Innovative solar tech runs cooler and lasts longer

14 May, 2021

Singlet fission and tandem solar cells — two ways to generate solar power more efficiently — also help to lower operating temperatures and keep devices running for longer.


Researchers improve stability in lithium–oxygen batteries

11 May, 2021

UK researchers have been working with British company Johnson Matthey to create stable and practical electrolytes for lithium–oxygen (Li–O2) batteries.


Improving absorber layers in perovskite solar cells

06 May, 2021

A synthetic approach that improves absorber layers in perovskite solar cells could help them achieve their full potential, researchers have found.


Thermoelectric generators to power wearable devices

05 May, 2021

Scientists from the Harbin Institute of Technology have developed a small, flexible device that can convert heat emitted from human skin to electrical power.


Helios Power Solutions WAF series 150 and 300 W DC/DC converters

01 May, 2021 | Supplied by: Helios Power Solutions

The WAF series is a compact and ruggedised range of DC/DC converters from Helios Power Solutions, available in 150 and 300 W output power for harsh industrial environments.


Brisbane company to develop graphene aluminium-ion batteries

27 April, 2021

The graphene aluminium-ion batteries are said to be faster-charging, more sustainable and longer-lived than lithium-ion batteries.


How can human hair boost perovskite solar cell performance?

23 April, 2021

Researchers have used carbon dots, created from human hair waste, to create a kind of 'armour' to improve the performance of cutting-edge solar technology.


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