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TU Wien develops new semiconductor processing technology
Extremely fine porous structures with tiny holes -- resembling a kind of sponge at nano level -- can be generated in semiconductors. (2018-01-22)
Hybrid electrolyte enhances supercapacitance in vertical graphene nanosheets
Supercapacitors can store more energy than and are preferable to batteries because they are able to charge faster, mainly due to the vertical graphene nanosheets that are larger and positioned closer together. (2017-12-05)
A new way to atomically thin materials
Metallic conductivity and hydrophilicity of MXenes have established them as electrodes in rechargeable batteries and supercapacitors, as well as other applications, including photothermal cancer therapy, electromagnetic shielding, water purification and gas sensing. (2018-04-04)
Just squeeze in -- when spaces are tight, nature loosens its laws
It turns out that when they're in a hurry and space is limited, ions, like people, will find a way to cram in -- even if that means defying nature's norms. (2017-09-18)
Hydrogen cars for the masses one step closer to reality, thanks to UCLA invention
UCLA researchers have designed a new device that can inexpensively and efficiently create and store energy and create hydrogen fuel, and that needs only sunlight to operate. (2017-11-20)
NTU scientists create customizable, fabric-like power source for wearable electronics
Scientists at Nanyang Technological University, Singapore (NTU Singapore) have created a customizable, fabric-like power source that can be cut, folded or stretched without losing its function. (2018-01-30)
Synthetic material acts like an insect cloaking device
Synthetic microspheres with nanoscale holes can absorb light from all directions across a wide range of frequencies, making them a candidate for antireflective coatings, according to a team of Penn State engineers. (2017-11-03)
Paper-based supercapacitor uses metal nanoparticles to boost energy density
Using a simple layer-by-layer coating technique, researchers from the US and Korea have developed a paper-based flexible supercapacitor that could be used to help power wearable devices. (2017-10-05)
Organic electronics can use power from socket
Organic light-emitting devices and printed electronics can be connected to a socket in the wall by way of a small, inexpensive organic converter, developed in a collaboration between Linköping University and Umeå University. (2017-03-21)
Bio-inspired energy storage: A new light for solar power
Inspired by the western Swordfern, a groundbreaking prototype could be the answer to the storage challenge still holding solar back as a total energy solution. (2017-03-31)
Squishy supercapacitors bathed in green tea could power wearable electronics
Wearable electronics are here -- the most prominent versions are sold in the form of watches or sports bands. (2017-02-15)
Durable wood carbon sponge could be the future of wearable sensors, pollutant treatment
Engineers have for the first time demonstrated that wood can be directly converted into a carbon sponge capable of enduring repeated compression and other extreme mechanical conditions. (2018-03-01)
Durable wood 'sponges' act as green sensors of mechanical strain
Striking just the right balance between softness and sturdiness, balsa wood is a choice material for crafting anything from model airplanes to full-size wind turbine blades. (2018-03-01)
Rapid cellphone charging getting closer to reality
The ability to charge cellphones in seconds is one step closer after researchers at the University of Waterloo used nanotechnology to significantly improve energy-storage devices known as supercapacitors. (2017-10-25)
Insight into the catalytic activity of MXenes for hydrogen evolution reaction
MXenes have exhibited great potential as cost-effective electrocatalysts for hydrogen evolution reaction (HER). (2018-11-29)
The shape of things to come: Flexible, foldable supercapacitors for energy storage
A team of researchers from the Plasma Physics Research Centre, Science and Research Branch of Islamic Azad University in Tehran, Iran, have discovered a way of making paper supercapacitors for electricity storage. (2018-11-20)
Wood to supercapacitors
Carbon aerogels are ultralight, conductive materials, which are extensively investigated for applications in supercapacitor electrodes in electrical cars and cell phones. (2018-05-24)
Taming 'wild' electrons in graphene
Graphene -- a one-atom-thick layer of the stuff in pencils -- is a better conductor than copper and is very promising for electronic devices, but with one catch: Electrons that move through it can't be stopped. (2017-10-23)
New fiber-shaped supercapacitor for wearable electronics
A novel family of amphiphilic core-sheath structured CNT composited fiber, i.e., CNT-gold@hydrophilic CNT-polyaniline (CNT-Au@OCNT-PANI) with excellent electrochemical properties for wearable electronics was explored by Huisheng Peng et al. in Science China Materials. (2019-04-18)
Working in the cold
When it is cold in winter, cars tend to have starting problems. (2017-12-05)
'Candy cane' polymer weave could power future functional fabrics and devices
If scientists are going to deliver on the promise of implantable artificial organs or clothing that dries itself, they'll first need to solve the problem of inflexible batteries that run out of juice too quickly. (2018-03-20)
Innovation could mean flexible rechargeable batteries for pacemakers
Experts at Queen's University Belfast have designed a flexible and organic alternative to the rigid batteries that power up medical implants. (2017-09-13)
New electrical energy storage material shows its power
A new material developed by Northwestern University chemist William Dichtel and his team could one day speed up the charging process of electric cars and help increase their driving range. (2016-08-24)
Researchers fabricate high performance Cu(OH)2 supercapacitor electrodes
Conducting electric current in the solution results in the efficient nano structure formatin on the copper substrate. using this technique high performance copper hydroxide supercapacitor electrodes have been fabricated. (2016-12-29)
Graphene turns 15 on track to deliver on its promises
In a special Nature Nanotechnology issue celebrating 15 years since the Nobel Prize-winning 'ground-breaking experiments on graphene,' the Graphene Flagship analyses the current graphene landscape and market forecast for graphene over the following decade. (2019-10-04)
Current Graphene Science tours its journey of high-performance energy storage devices
Graphene has made its fathomable pathway over wide range of user-friendly energy storage devices. (2017-04-04)
Materials scientist creates fabric alternative to batteries for wearable devices
A major factor holding back development of wearable biosensors for health monitoring is the lack of a lightweight, long-lasting power supply. (2018-11-08)
Delivering a power punch
Microscale energy storage units for wearable and miniaturized electronic devices are improved using porous materials. (2016-12-05)
New graphene laser technique opens door for edible electronics
Electronics, the lifeblood of the modern world, could soon be part of our daily diet. (2018-02-28)
Going green with nanotechnology
Reducing the environmental impact of organic solar cell production, building more efficient energy storage: Würzburg-based research institutes have provided for progress in the Bavarian project association UMWELTnanoTECH. (2016-12-20)
Decorating single layer and bilayer graphene with useful chemical groups
IBS scientists develop a new platform to attach chemical groups on graphene lying on a silica/silicon substrate. (2017-03-29)
Liquid hydrogen may be way forward for sustainable air travel
With sustainable solutions in mind, a new study published by eminent physicist Jo Hermans in MRS Energy and Sustainability--A Review Journal (MRS E&S) looks at the energy efficiency of current modes of transportion. (2017-02-23)
New 'blue-green' solution for recycling world's batteries
Rice University materials scientists demonstrate an environmentally friendly solution to remove valuable cobalt and lithium metals from spent lithium-ion batteries. (2019-04-01)
Inspired by nature: Design for new electrode could boost supercapacitors' performance
Mechanical engineers from the UCLA Henry Samueli School of Engineering and Applied Science and four other institutions have designed a super-efficient and long-lasting electrode for supercapacitors. (2018-02-23)
Genetically engineered virus spins gold into beads
Engineers at the University of California, Riverside, have altered a virus to arrange gold atoms into spheroids measuring a few nanometers in diameter. (2018-08-23)
FeCo-selenide -- Next-generation material in energy storage devices?
In a paper in the forthcoming issue of NANO, a team of researchers have fabricated an asymmetric supercapacitor (ASC) based on FeCo-selenide nanosheet arrays as positive electrode and Fe2O3 nanorod arrays as negative electrode. (2018-08-28)
Branching out: Making graphene from gum trees
Researchers have developed a cost-effective and eco-friendly way of producing graphene using one of Australia's most abundant resources, eucalyptus trees. (2019-06-23)
New materials for high-voltage supercapacitors
A research team led by Tohoku University in Japan has developed new materials for supercapacitors with higher voltage and better stability than other materials. (2019-02-07)
3D-printed supercapacitor electrode breaks records in lab tests
Scientists at UC Santa Cruz and Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) have reported unprecedented performance results for a supercapacitor electrode. (2018-10-18)
Seaweed: From superfood to superconductor
Seaweed, the edible algae with a long history in some Asian cuisines, and which has also become part of the Western foodie culture, could turn out to be an essential ingredient in another trend: the development of more sustainable ways to power our devices. (2017-04-05)
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