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Partnership to develop next-gen sodium–sulfur batteries

19 November, 2019 | Supplied by: BASF Australia Ltd

NGK INSULATORS and BASF New Business have entered into a joint development agreement to develop the next generation of sodium‒sulfur batteries.


What causes dendrites and whiskers in lithium batteries?

12 November, 2019

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.


Nova Electric NGLM series DC/AC inverters

12 November, 2019 | Supplied by: Metromatics Pty Ltd

Nova Electric's rugged NGLM inverters are designed to provide many years of service in high shock, vibration, humidity and EMI environments in compliance to RTCA/ DO-160G and MIL-STD-704F.


'Supercondensers' store electric charge in textiles

29 October, 2019

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.


Sandwich-structured electrode enhances lithium–sulfur batteries

23 October, 2019

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 Pack-Power portable UPS system

22 October, 2019 | Supplied by: Metromatics Pty Ltd

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.


Neousys PB-9250J-SA and PB-4600J-SA supercapacitor-based uninterruptible power backup modules

21 October, 2019 | Supplied by: Backplane Systems Technology Pty Ltd

The Neousys PB-9250J-SA and PB-4600J-SA are standalone supercapacitor-based uninterruptible power backup modules that can protect box PCs against power outages.


Power conversion efficiency boosted in perovskite solar cells

14 October, 2019

Researchers have developed transparent conductive films that are set to increase the power conversion efficiency of perovskite-based multijunction solar cells beyond 30%.


Protein batteries for safe, sustainable power storage

10 October, 2019

By using synthetic polypeptides — which make up proteins — and other polymers, US researchers have taken the first steps towards constructing electrodes for sustainable organic batteries.


High efficiency achieved for flexible thin-film solar cells

07 October, 2019

Researchers have achieved 11.4% photoelectric conversion efficiency in flexible CZTSSe thin-film solar cells — said to be the highest efficiency ever reached in such cells.


Flexible biofuel cell runs on sweat

03 October, 2019

A new flexible and stretchable device, worn against the skin and capable of producing electrical energy by transforming the compounds present in sweat, has been developed.


RECOM RAC03-K AC/DC converter

01 October, 2019 | Supplied by: RECOM Power GmbH

The RAC03-K AC/DC converter, from RECOM, was designed to be the smallest 3 W solution on the market. It is a versatile converter that can be used in a wide range of applications due to complete certifications for ITE and household standards.


Record-breaking solar cells feature self-assembling molecules

27 September, 2019

Tandem perovskite-CIGS solar cells have reached an efficiency of 23.26% — said to be a world record value in this type of cell.


Organic solar cells one step closer to commercialisation

23 September, 2019

Key components of organic solar cells require less electrical conductivity than initially thought — a breakthrough that should bring the devices closer to becoming a commercial reality.


CSIRO and Piotrek partner on solid-state batteries

17 September, 2019

CSIRO and Piotrek have partnered to develop the next generation of solid polymer electrolytes (SPEs) for lithium batteries.


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