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ORNL tires-to-carbon technology licensed to RJ Lee Group
RJ Lee Group has signed an agreement to license an invention developed at the Department of Energy's Oak Ridge National Laboratory that converts waste rubber into a valuable energy storage material. (2015-10-30)
University of Houston spin-off company hits commercial milestone
A company formed to commercialize graphene research conducted at the University of Houston's Center for Advanced Materials has been listed on the Chinese stock exchange, an important step in the company's capitalization and growth. (2015-10-08)
From trees to power: McMaster engineers build better energy storage device
This work demonstrates an improved three-dimensional energy storage device constructed by trapping functional nanoparticles within the walls of a foam-like structure made of nanocellulose. (2015-10-06)
A micro-supercapacitor with unmatched energy storage performance
A micro-supercapacitor made using a new electrode reached an energy density 1,000 times greater than existing electrochemical capacitors. (2015-09-30)
ORNL demonstrates road to supercapacitors for scrap tires
Some of the 300 million tires discarded each year in the United States alone could be used in supercapacitors for vehicles and the electric grid using a technology developed at the Oak Ridge National Laboratory and Drexel University. (2015-09-25)
New technique for 'seeing' ions at work in a supercapacitor
A new technique which enables researchers to visualize the activity of individual ions inside battery-like devices called supercapacitors, could enable greater control over their properties and improve their performance in high-power applications. (2015-06-22)
New 'designer carbon' from Stanford boosts battery performance
Stanford University scientists have created a new carbon material that significantly improves the performance of batteries and supercapacitors. (2015-05-29)
Wearables may get boost from boron-infused graphene
Flexible, wearable electronics may benefit from graphene microsupercapacitors infused with boron and made with a common laser. (2015-05-18)
Silk could be new 'green' material for next-generation batteries
Lithium-ion batteries have enabled many of today's electronics, from portable gadgets to electric cars. (2015-03-11)
High performance, lightweight supercapacitor electrodes of the future
Many scientists are working to develop green, lightweight, low-cost supercapacitors with high performance, and now two researchers from the S.N. (2015-03-10)
The secret of wrinkling, folding, and creasing
The secrets of surfaces' wrinkling, folding, creasing and delaminating are unraveled. (2015-03-09)
New research could lead to more efficient electrical energy storage
Lawrence Livermore researchers have identified electrical charge-induced changes in the structure and bonding of graphitic carbon electrodes that may one day affect the way energy is stored. (2015-03-04)
Energy-generating cloth could replace batteries in wearable devices
From light-up shoes to smart watches, wearable electronics are gaining traction among consumers, but these gadgets' versatility is still held back by the stiff, short-lived batteries that are required. (2015-03-04)
Cheap solar cells made from shrimp shells
Researchers at Queen Mary University of London have successfully created electricity-generating solar cells with chemicals found the shells of shrimps and other crustaceans for the first time. (2015-02-18)
Supercapacitors poised to help boost vehicle fuel efficiency
Unlike slow and steady batteries, supercapacitors gulp up energy rapidly and deliver it in fast, powerful jolts. (2015-02-04)
Engineer receives NSF CAREER award for nanotechnology research, educational outreach
Gurpreet Singh, assistant professor of mechanical and nuclear engineering at Kansas State University, has received a $500,000 National Science Foundation CAREER award for his nanotechnology research. (2015-01-27)
Laser-induced graphene 'super' for electronics
Rice University scientists show the practicality of turning laser-induced graphene into portable, flexible devices by making stacked supercapacitors. (2015-01-14)
Atmospheric carbon dioxide used for energy storage products
Researchers have discovered a fascinating new way to take some of the atmospheric carbon dioxide that's causing the greenhouse effect and use it to make an advanced, high-value material for use in energy storage products. (2014-12-02)
Shaping the future of energy storage with conductive clay
Materials scientists from Drexel University's College of Engineering invented the clay, which is both highly conductive and can easily be molded into a variety of shapes and sizes. (2014-11-26)
QUT leading the charge for panel-powered car
A car powered by its own body panels could soon be driving on our roads after a breakthrough in nanotechnology research by a Queensland University of Technology team. (2014-11-05)
Rice chemists gain edge in next-gen energy
Rice University scientists create a flexible film with the ability to catalyze the production of hydrogen or be used for energy storage. (2014-11-04)
A simple and versatile way to build 3-dimensional materials of the future
Researchers in Japan have developed a novel yet simple technique, called 'diffusion driven layer-by-layer assembly,' to construct graphene into porous three-dimensional structures for applications in devices such as batteries and supercapacitors. (2014-10-16)
Crumpled graphene could provide an unconventional energy storage
Crumpled graphene could power future stretchable electronics. (2014-10-03)
Could hemp nanosheets topple graphene for making the ideal supercapacitor?
As hemp makes a comeback in the US after a decades-long ban on its cultivation, scientists are reporting that fibers from the plant can pack as much energy and power as graphene, long-touted as the model material for supercapacitors. (2014-08-12)
Graphene-based planar micro-supercapacitors for on-chip energy storage
The development trend towards miniaturized portable electronic devices has increased demand for ultrathin, flexible and sustainable on-chip micro-supercapacitors that have enormous potential to complement, or even replace, micro-batteries and electrolytic capacitors. (2014-08-12)
Used-cigarette butts offer energy storage solution
A group of scientists from South Korea have converted used-cigarette butts into a high-performing material that could be integrated into computers, handheld devices, electrical vehicles and wind turbines to store energy. (2014-08-05)
Chemists develop MRI technique for peeking inside battery-like devices
A team of chemists from NYU and the University of Cambridge has developed a method for examining the inner workings of battery-like devices called supercapacitors, which can be charged up extremely quickly and can deliver high electrical power. (2014-08-01)
Nano-supercapacitors for electric cars
Innovative nano-material based supercapacitors are set to bring mass market appeal a good step closer to the lukewarm public interest in Germany. (2014-07-24)
Improving the cost and efficiency of renewable energy storage
Scientists at EPFL have developed a method for improving the catalysis of water-splitting reactions used for storing wind and solar energy. (2014-07-17)
New graphene research centre to open at the University of Surrey
The University of Surrey is to establish a graphene centre within its Advanced Technology Institute, expanding and consolidating the University's graphene research and manufacturing capabilities. (2014-06-19)
Improved supercapacitors for super batteries, electric vehicles
Researchers at the University of California, Riverside have developed a novel nanometer scale ruthenium oxide anchored nanocarbon graphene foam architecture that improves the performance of supercapacitors, a development that could mean faster acceleration in electric vehicles and longer battery life in portable electronics. (2014-05-19)
Liberating devices from their power cords
A new type of supercapacitor that can hold a charge when it takes a lickin' has been developed by engineers at Vanderbilt University. (2014-05-19)
Flexible supercapacitor raises bar for volumetric energy density
Scientists have taken a large step toward making a fiber-like energy storage device that can be woven into clothing and power wearable medical monitors, communications equipment or other small electronics. (2014-05-11)
Energy device for flexible electronics packs a lot of power
While flexible gadgets such as 'electronic skin' and roll-up touch screens are moving ever closer to reality, their would-be power sources are either too wimpy or too stiff. (2014-05-07)
Flexible battery, no lithium required
A Rice University laboratory has created a thin, flexible film that combines the best qualities of batteries and supercapacitors. (2014-04-28)
Trees go high-tech: Process turns cellulose into energy storage devices
A fundamental chemical discovery should allow tress to soon play a major role in making high-tech energy storage devices. (2014-04-07)
Engineer brings new twist to sodium-ion battery technology
A Kansas State University engineer has made a breakthrough in rechargeable battery applications. (2014-01-29)
Team uses forest waste to develop cheaper, greener supercapacitors
Researchers report that wood-biochar supercapacitors can produce as much power as today's activated-carbon supercapacitors at a fraction of the cost -- and with environmentally friendly byproducts. (2013-10-23)
New device stores electricity on silicon chips
Solar cells that produce electricity 24/7. Cell phones with built-in power cells that recharge in seconds and work for weeks between charges: These are just two of the possibilities raised by a novel supercapacitor design invented by material scientists at Vanderbilt University. (2013-10-22)
Densest array of carbon nanotubes grown to date
Carbon nanotubes' outstanding mechanical, electrical and thermal properties make them an alluring material to electronics manufacturers. (2013-09-20)
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