Two types of materials are better than one when it comes to solar cells, according to researchers who have tested a new combination of materials and architecture.
Swedish researchers have produced a structural battery that is claimed to perform 10 times better than all previous versions.
Both ICs are said to reduce size and heat while simplifying the design of negative output voltage rails needed for analog signals within intelligent IoT devices found in factory automation, building automation and communications systems.
The capacity of lithium-ion batteries decreases over time partly due to the degradation of the binder that protects the graphite anode.
Lowering the operating temperature of solar panels by just a few degrees can dramatically increase the amount of electricity they generate over their lifetime.
Researchers have developed a novel electrode material for all-solid-state lithium secondary batteries by combining lithium sulfate and lithium ruthenate.
Researchers have improved the performance and durability of lithium–sulfur batteries, which are attracting attention as a potential next-generation energy storage technology.
Researchers have found a way of enhancing hybrid flow batteries or regenerative fuel cell (RFC) technology that could store electricity for very long durations.
Researchers have developed a nanometric structure that can cover the surface of some silicon solar panels and improve their performance by up to 40%.
Japanese scientists have demonstrated that a clean electrolyte–electrode interface is key to realising high-capacity solid-state lithium batteries.
Researchers have reached 21.6% efficiency in converting sunlight into electricity — a new world record for perovskite solar cells larger than 1 cm2 in size.
South Korean scientists have found a way to prevent undesired reactions in methanol fuel cells, which should help in the journey to phase out fossil fuels.
Researchers have developed a process for calculating the perfect size and density of quantum dots needed to achieve record efficiency in solar panels.
The NFA (nickel, iron and aluminium) cathode is a derivative of lithium nickelate and can be used to make the positive electrode of a lithium-ion battery.