Quantum dot solar cells are non-toxic and defect-tolerant

26 May, 2020

Researchers have developed quantum dot solar cells that match the efficiency of existing quantum dot-based devices, but without lead or other toxic elements.

Collaboration to grow a coral reef

25 May, 2020 | Supplied by: Vicor Corporation

CCell Renewables is on a mission to combat coastal erosion and enhance marine ecosystems by restoring and growing new coral reefs on a large scale.

Free medical power supplies from RECOM till 31 May

13 May, 2020 | Supplied by: RECOM Power GmbH

RECOM recognises that speed is essential in the current crisis, and so is offering samples free of charge for any medical-grade equipment design.

Vicor DCM5614 270–28 V DC-DC converter

06 May, 2020 | Supplied by: Vicor Corporation

Vicor has announced the DCM5614 — an isolated, regulated 270–28 V DC-DC converter with an output power rating of 1300 W in a 5.6 x 1.4 x 0.3″ VIA package.

Eco-friendly electrolyte for aqueous Li-ion batteries

30 April, 2020

The electrolyte is said to be cheap, non-flammable, eco-friendly and less toxic than other alternatives, yet creates stable voltage for common use.

Six-junction solar cell sets world records for efficiency

28 April, 2020

The solar cell now holds the world record for the highest solar conversion efficiency at 47.1%, as measured under concentrated illumination.

Medical equipment power supplies in times of emergency

22 April, 2020 | Supplied by: RECOM Power GmbH

When demand for the supply of modular power supplies for medical equipment is high, the necessary certifications should not be overlooked.

Efficient and stable tandem solar cell developed

03 April, 2020

An international research team has developed a new type of solar cell that can both withstand environmental hazards and has power conversion efficiency of 26.7%.

Higher voltage and safer operation for Li-ion batteries

01 April, 2020

Researchers have improved the performance and safety of lithium-ion batteries, increasing not only the battery's voltage delivery but also its ability to suppress dangerous conditions.

Portable sensors powered by waste heat

31 March, 2020

Scientists have revealed how the thermoelectric effect, or converting temperature differences into electricity, can be optimally used to power small, flexible devices.

Remote charging for implantable medical devices

23 March, 2020

Researchers have detailed the use of soft and flexible materials to ultrasonically charge bioelectronic implants, reducing the need for surgical treatment.

Safety feature to stop lithium batteries catching on fire

19 March, 2020

Researchers made a tweak to the part of the battery called the separator, so that it slows down the flow of energy (and thus heat) that builds up inside the battery when it short circuits.

Organic molecules could enable more sustainable batteries

18 March, 2020

Organic electrode materials are considered to be extremely promising materials for sustainable batteries with high power capabilities.

Wearable medical sensors set for a major sensitivity boost

09 March, 2020

Russian researchers have described a way to increase the sensitivity of biological detectors (biosensors) to the point where they can be used in mobile and wearable devices.

Additive boosts efficiency of inverted perovskite solar cells

06 March, 2020

Inverted perovskite solar cells can now achieve efficiencies close to that of their more conventional counterparts.

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