Modified nanomaterial makes solar cells more efficient12 October, 2021
Researchers have modified a nanomaterial to make perovskite solar cells as efficient as silicon-based cells, without their high cost and complex manufacturing.
Researchers clear efficiency hurdle for organic solar cells08 October, 2021
Researchers have identified a loss pathway in organic solar cells which makes them less efficient than silicon-based cells at converting sunlight into electricity.
Performance enhanced in zinc-ion batteries01 October, 2021
A new electrolyte and electrode combination improves several aspects of zinc-ion battery performance, particularly the stability over multiple charge and discharge cycles.
Harvesting energy from wooden floors28 September, 2021
Researchers have created a nanogenerator that enables wooden flooring to generate energy from our footfalls — enough to power LED lightbulbs and small electronics.
Stretchable, sweat-powered battery developed for wearables21 September, 2021
Scientists have developed a soft and stretchable battery, measuring 2 x 2 cm and as flat as a small paper bandage, that is powered by human perspiration.
Giving solar cells the flip20 September, 2021
Flipping the structure of perovskite–silicon tandem solar cells can lead to dramatic gains in solar-cell performance.
A spoonful of sugar stabilises lithium–sulfur batteries16 September, 2021
Researchers have successfully stabilised lithium–sulfur battery technology by using a glucose-based additive on the positive electrode.
'Charging room' powers devices without wires14 September, 2021
Researchers have developed a system to safely deliver electricity over the air, potentially turning entire buildings into wireless charging zones.
Perovskite + silicon = better solar cell efficiency08 September, 2021
Pairing metal halide perovskites with conventional silicon leads to a powerful solar cell that overcomes the 26% practical efficiency limit of using silicon cells alone.
Lithium-metal battery has high energy density, stability06 September, 2021
The battery's nickel-rich cathode enables storage of high energy per unit mass, while the ionic liquid electrolyte ensures largely stable capacity over many cycles.
P-DUKE Technology HAE150U and HAE200U DC/DC power converters01 September, 2021 | Supplied by: Helios Power Solutions
The HAE150U and HAE200U DC/DC power converters have an ultrawide input voltage range from 16 to 160 V and cover all the input power systems of railway applications.
Plugging the gaps to boost perovskite performance27 August, 2021
A multifunctional molecule that plugs various atomic-scale defects in perovskite solar materials can significantly boost their longevity and electrical output.
Preventing energy loss in Li-ion batteries26 August, 2021
Korean researchers have developed a solution to prevent the initial loss of lithium ions in supposedly fully charged batteries.
New salts for next-gen lithium-ion batteries23 August, 2021
The lithium salt currently being used in lithium-ion batteries is lithium hexafluorophosphate, which poses a fire and safety hazard.
Scientists set world record with bifacial solar cells19 August, 2021
Scientists have produced a more efficient type of solar cell that generates power on both the front and the back sides, setting a new world record in the process.