Power

Using soundwaves to extend battery life

01 February, 2023

Engineers from RMIT University are experimenting with an innovation that uses high-frequency soundwaves and the nanomaterial MXene to extend the lifespan of mobile phone batteries.


Metal-free batteries raise hope for more sustainable and economical grids

16 January, 2023

Ammonium-ion electrolytes could help create ecofriendly and sustainable alternatives to lithium-ion batteries, particularly for grid storage.


Nordic Semiconductor nPM1300 multi-function PMIC

16 January, 2023 | Supplied by: Nordic Semiconductor

The Nordic Semiconductor nPM1300 multi-function Power Management IC (PMIC) is designed to support longer run times and efficient battery charging.


Engineers solve a mystery on the path to smaller, lighter batteries

16 January, 2023 by David Chandler, MIT News Office

Branchlike metallic filaments can sap the power of solid-state lithium batteries. A new study explains how they form and how to divert them.


Helping lithium–sulfur batteries reach their full potential

12 January, 2023

Researchers at Argonne National Laboratory have created a redox-active interlayer within lithium–sulfur batteries that enhances their energy storage capacity.


New mechanism developed for high-efficiency organic solar cells

11 January, 2023

Scientists from City University of Hong Kong have discovered a novel photophysical mechanism that has enhanced the efficiency of organic photovoltaics.


Ammonium: the secret ingredient for stable perovskite solar cells?

11 January, 2023

Scientists from Exciton Science have created perovskite solar cells with 21% efficiency, reportedly the best results ever recorded for a device made from a non-halide lead source.


Helios Power Solutions Variable DC power supplies

01 January, 2023 | Supplied by: Helios Power Solutions

Helios Power Solutions offers a range of DC Programmable Laboratory/Variable Power Supplies that can be operated in constant voltage mode or in constant current mode.


STMicroelectronics STWLC99 wireless power receiver

20 December, 2022 | Supplied by: STMicroelectronics Pty Ltd

The STWLC99 from STMicroelectronics is a wireless power receiver with a power rating of 100 Watts that is designed to provide a fast wireless charging time.


Scientists develop long-life electrode for solid-state batteries

14 December, 2022

Scientists from Australia and Japan have developed a positive electrode material that does not degrade after repeated charge cycles, for the manufacture of durable solid-state batteries.


Perovskite solar cells built to match durability of silicon photovoltaics

13 December, 2022

Researchers have demonstrated a technique to create stable perovskite solar cells with fewer defects that could rival the durability of silicon photovoltaics.


High energy X-rays pave the way for better EV batteries

13 December, 2022

Scientists have used high energy X-rays to study the solid-electrolyte interphase, a chemical layer in batteries that is key to stabilising lithium metal anodes.


Natural cooling techniques enhance the efficiency of solar cells

08 December, 2022

Researchers have explored how to utilise the geometry of solar farms to enhance natural cooling mechanisms.


Manufacturing better, cheaper cathodes for Li-ion batteries

08 December, 2022

Researchers have developed a hydrothermal synthesis method that makes a cobalt-free cathode with more uniform particles for lithium-ion batteries.


Li-ion battery safety warning issued ahead of Christmas

08 December, 2022

Consumer Protection WA has urged consumers to think twice when buying or receiving a Li-ion battery powered gift this Christmas.


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