Researchers demonstrate ‘avalanche effect’ in solar cells

27 June, 2008

Proof that the ‘avalanche effect’ by electrons occurs in specific, very small semiconducting crystals could pave the way for cheap high-output solar cells.

Nanotechnology improves battery life

27 June, 2008

Nanotechnology could improve the life of the lithium batteries used in portable devices, including laptop computers, MP3 players and mobile phones. Research has demonstrated that carbon nanotubes can prevent batteries from losing charge capacity over time.

Programmable DC

01 June, 2008 | Supplied by: Powerbox Australia Pty Ltd

Powerbox has introduced the XTR series of programmable DC power supplies from Xantrex.

More safety for mobile batteries

06 May, 2008

The safety of lithium-ion batteries has been improved so that in future they could replace motor vehicle lead acid batteries. At the same time, lithium-ion batteries used in computers and other small devices have been made safer following research at the Fraunhofer Institute for Silicate Research ISC in Würzburg.

Electronic structure of DNA revealed

07 April, 2008

Hebrew University of Jerusalem scientists and others have revealed the electronic structure of single DNA molecules.

Power module

10 March, 2008 | Supplied by: Semikron Danfoss

Semikron has released SKiiP, an intelligent power module with matched cooling, gate driver, current sensors and protective functions already integrated.

One to put your shirt on!

10 March, 2008 by Elizabeth Latham, Journalist

Nanotechnology researchers are working on a 'power shirt' which aims to replace batteries

Battery-powered clothes

11 February, 2008

Textiles that glow in the dark may be about to make the world a safer place for cyclists, joggers and pedestrians during bad light and at night

Fuel cells may power laptop computers

11 January, 2008

New-generation fuel cells may soon replace rechargeable batteries in laptop computers, following work carried out by Cambridge-based company CMR Fuel Cells of Britain

Power quality business expanded

19 November, 2007

Eaton Corporation has expanded its global Power Quality business by acquiring Schneider Electric’s small systems business of MGE, known as MGE Office Protection Systems.

Thin-film/printable batteries market to reach $5.6 billion

15 November, 2007

The value of the thin-film and printed battery market will reach $5.6 billion by 2015, according to a report from NanoMarkets, an industry analyst firm.

Distributor for hydrogen fuel cells announced

13 November, 2007

Emona Instruments has been appointed the Australian distributor of the Berlin-based manufacturer of hydrogen fuel cell teaching and research equipment, Heliocentris.

Electricity drawn from body heat

08 November, 2007 by Elizabeth Latham, Journalist

Do you dream of a future where your phone battery never goes flat? You may not have much longer to wait now that researchers have created new circuits that are making it possible to harness body heat for generating electricity

Website launched

02 October, 2007

Powerbox Australia has launched a new website to showcase its wide range of products and services.

Watts what with personal computer power supplies? Part Two

10 September, 2007 by Peter Brownlee

Peter Brownlee looks at the power and heat management issues arising from the new generation of PSUs and what you can do to maximise the energy efficiency of your computer systems

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