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World's smelliest fruit could charge your mobile phone

Turn tropical fruits into super-capacitors

09-Mar-2020

Imagine if we could use naturally-grown products, like plants and fruit, to store electricity that charges commonly used electronics like mobile phones, tablets, laptops or even electric cars? Researchers from the University of Sydney have done just that, and have developed a method that uses ...

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Fast and furious: New class of 2D materials stores electrical energy

04-Mar-2020

Two dimensional titanium carbides, so-called MXenes, are being discussed as candidates for the rapid storage of electrical energy. Like a battery,MXenes can store large amounts of electrical energy through electrochemical reactions- but unlike batteries,can be charged and discharged in a matter ...

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Fast-charging, long-running, bendy energy storage breakthrough

Imagine needing only ten minutes to fully-charge your electric car

20-Feb-2020

A new bendable supercapacitor made from graphene, which charges quickly and safely stores a record-high level of energy for use over a long period, has been developed and demonstrated by UCL and Chinese Academy of Sciences researchers. While at the proof-of-concept stage, it shows enormous ...

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Ionic channels in carbon electrodes for efficient electrochemical energy storage

24-Oct-2019

The rapid development of electronic devices and power equipment, such as new-energy vehicles and robots, has sparked extensive demand for portable power sources. Electrochemical energy storage, mainly based on ionic intercalation/motion or adsorption/diffusion in electrodes, has been utilized in ...

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Croissant making inspires renewable energy solution

21-Oct-2019

The art of croissant making has inspired researchers from Queen Mary University of London to find a solution to a sustainable energy problem. Croissants are made by pressing and folding dough to create a layered pastry. The researchers applied this technique to a dielectric capacitor, which is a ...

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Wireless microengine made from a twisted fibre

19-Jul-2019

A highly efficient, micro-sized motor-cum-energy storage system has been presented by researchers from the Helmholtz-Zentrum Geesthacht (HZG) and the University of Bordeaux in the journal ‘Science’. The ‘microengine’ is made from polymeric micro-fibres, which are stiff at room temperature. When ...

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High-performance sodium ion batteries using copper sulfide

17-Jul-2019

Researchers presented a new strategy for extending sodium ion batteries' cyclability using copper sulfide as the electrode material. This strategy has led to high-performance conversion reactions and is expected to advance the commercialization of sodium ion batteries as they emerge as an ...

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X-ray imaging provides clues to fracture in solid-state batteries

02-Jul-2019

Solid-state batteries - a new battery design that uses all solid components - have gained attention in recent years because of their potential to hold much more energy while simultaneously avoiding the safety challenges of their liquid-based counterparts. But building a long-lasting solid-state ...

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BASF and NGK enter into sales partnership agreement for NAS battery

12-Jun-2019

BASF New Business GmbH (BNB), a wholly-owned subsidiary of the German chemical group BASF, and Japanese ceramics manufacturer NGK INSULATORS, LTD. (NGK) today announced the conclusion of a sales partnership agreement (SPA). The agreement gives BNB non-exclusive rights to sell NGK’s NAS ...

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Economical energy storage for the electric car of tomorrow

Dry electrode coating technology allows environmentally friendly battery cell production

07-Jun-2019

Researchers at the Fraunhofer Institute for Material and Beam Technology IWS in Dresden have developed a new production process with the aim of efficient and environmentally friendly future battery production. They coat the electrodes of the energy storage cells with a dry film instead of liquid ...

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