Energy

Carbon-based nanocomposite with embedded metal ions yields impressive performance as catalyst for electrolysis of water to generate hydrogen.
by Tim Stephens, UC Santa Cruz
11:15am
1.18.2018
Fast-moving electrons create current in organic solar cells.
by Kayla Zacharias, Purdue University
9:45am
1.15.2018
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Nanocrystals produce extremely bright and fast light emission.
by Fabio Bergamin, ETH Zurich
11:10am
1.12.2018
Organic solar cells could be an inexpensive and versatile alternative to inorganic solar cells. However, their low efficiencies and limited lifetimes currently render them impractical for commercial use. Researchers have gotten a better look at how...
by Savannah Mitchem, Argonne National Laboratory
11:49am
1.11.2018
Researchers have succeeded in doubling the electrochemical stability of water with a special saline solution, which could lead to commercial use of the technology.
by Rainer Klose, Empa
10:52am
1.10.2018
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All-weather friendly cooling technology works without mechanical compressors or chemical refrigerants.
by National University of Singapore
10:43am
1.8.2018
Nanophotonic devices have direct applications for use in ultra-high resolution microscopes, solar energy harvesting, optical computing, and targeted medical therapies.
by Daniel Parry, U.S. Naval Research Laboratory Public Affairs
11:37am
1.5.2018
Researchers are creating double-pane solar windows that generate electricity with greater efficiency and create shading and insulation for good measure.
by Los Alamos National Laboratory
12:43pm
1.2.2018
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Solar and renewable energy is getting hot, thanks to nanoscientists who have discovered new, better, and faster ways to convert energy from light into energetic electrons.
by Steve Koppes, Argonne National Laboratory
11:43am
12.29.2017
Cage-like molecules with internal chemical hooks remove three times more hazardous radioactive iodine compounds than current methods.
by Department of Energy, Office of Science
10:06am
12.15.2017
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Researchers make solid ground toward better lithium-ion battery interfaces.
by Sandia National Laboratories
11:03am
12.14.2017
Whether you run a small business or head a large corporation, sustainability can help reduce operating costs.
by Stephen Ashkin, Sustainability Dashboard Tools
12:20pm
12.12.2017
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Detailed calculations show water cloaks are feasible with today's technology.
by Ken Kingery, Duke University
12:04pm
12.12.2017
Scientists have developed a new low-cost, environmentally friendly photon upconversion platform that achieves high thermal stability using deep eutectic solvents. Deep eutectic solvents are an emerging class of solvents that are a cost-effective and...
11:13am
12.4.2017
Researchers have developed an initial prototype of a solid sodium battery with the potential to store extra energy.
by University of Geneva
11:34am
11.27.2017
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By both capturing carbon emissions and storing energy from solar or wind power, the invention provides a one-two punch in the fight against climate change.
by Tyler Irving, University of Toronto
10:54am
11.21.2017
Researchers create material for a chemical heat “battery” that could release its energy on demand.
by David L. Chandler, MIT News Office
10:21am
11.20.2017
Scientists have developed a new solar cell coating based on amorphous silicon that combines the features of an electrode and those of a light-trapping structure.
by ITMO University
9:55am
11.20.2017
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Discovering this new microscopic mechanism offers a rational path to design novel materials for higher solar cell efficiency.
by U.S. Department of Energy, Office of Science
11:21am
11.15.2017
Physicists develop a new quantum simulation protocol.
by Swansea University
11:40am
10.23.2017
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New technique bends light, pushing the limit of thin-film absorption in solar and water-splitting applications.
by Mary L. Martialay, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
12:51pm
10.19.2017
To make natural gas and biogas suitable for use, methane has to be separated from CO2. This involves the use of membranes: filters that stop the methane and let the CO2 pass through. Researchers have developed a new membrane that makes the...
by KU Leuven
12:48pm
10.18.2017
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Novel two-dimensional, metal organic hybrids efficiently conduct charge, eventually storing renewable energy.
by Ian Chaffee, USC
11:11am
10.16.2017
The researchers’ technique is an important step toward producing clean fuels that can help solve global energy challenges.
by Joan Koka, Argonne National Laboratory
10:49am
10.13.2017
We have come a long way from leaky sulfur-acid automobile batteries, but modern lithium batteries still have some down sides. Now, engineers have discovered a different type of lithium sulfur battery that could be more efficient, less expensive, and...
by A'ndrea Elyse Messer, Penn State
9:31am
10.12.2017
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It’s possible to produce hydrogen to power fuel cells by extracting the gas from seawater, but the electricity required to do it makes the process costly. Now, a researcher has come up with a new hybrid nanomaterial that harnesses solar energy and...
by University of Central Florida
1:18pm
10.5.2017
For the first time, self-organized, soft machines powered by molecular motors propelled fluid for hours across meters.
by U.S. Department of Energy
11:28am
10.4.2017
The process sets free protons and electrons that can be used to make fuels.
by Brookhaven National Laboratory
11:31am
10.3.2017
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Researchers find asphalt-nanoribbon anode more efficient, resistant to dendrites.
by Mike Williams, Rice University
1:06pm
10.2.2017
With the discovery and development of much more efficient algal strains, commercial-scale production of biofuel from algae may finally be a realistic promise.
by Alexa M. Schmitz, Boyce Thompson Institute
11:17am
9.29.2017
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Nano-scale modeling of piezoelectric energy harvester offers a new nano-scale sensor design and demonstrates important design elements for efficient implementation.
by American Institute of Physics
11:56am
9.28.2017
Researchers have developed an innovative method for fabricating semitransparent and flexible solar cells with atomically thin 2D materials. The new technology improves power conversion efficiency of up to 0.7 percent — the highest value for solar...
by Tohoku University
11:50am
9.26.2017
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Researchers have quantified the astonishingly high speeds at which future solar cells would have to operate in order to stretch what are presently seen as natural limits on their energy conversion efficiency.
by St. John’s College, Cambridge
10:19am
9.25.2017
A research group has developed two promising energy storage technologies in its work with sustainable energy systems.
by University of Central Florida
12:05pm
9.20.2017
Today’s rechargeable lithium-ion batteries are good, but they could be much better in the future.
by University of Illinois at Chicago
10:13am
9.12.2017
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Researchers have shown that defects in the molecular structure of perovskites—a material which could revolutionize the solar cell industry—can be "healed" by exposing it to light and just the right amount of humidity.
by University of Cambridge
12:39pm
9.6.2017
Making a biocell that is as effective as a platinum fuel cell.
by CNRS
10:03am
9.5.2017
Packing tiny solar cells together, like micro-lenses in the compound eye of an insect, could pave the way to a new generation of advanced photovoltaics.
by Mark Shwartz, Stanford University
9:46am
9.1.2017
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Members of the D. V. Skobeltsyn Institute of Nuclear Physic and colleagues from the Faculty of Chemistry of the Lomonosov Moscow State University have developed a new silicon- and germanium-based material that could significantly increase specific...
by Lomonosov Moscow State University
1:54pm
8.31.2017
Photovoltaic conversion is regarded as the ultimate solution to the mankind's ever growing demand for energy, yet the traditional silicon-based solar cells are expensive to produce, and the production itself involves intensive energy consumption.
by Science China Press
10:38am
8.29.2017
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