Energy

Stanford’s new approach could accelerate design of high-power batteries

Stanford’s new approach could accelerate design of high-power batteries

Research led by a Stanford scientist promises to increase the performance of high-power electrical storage devices, such as car batteries. In work published recently in Applied...
Making batteries from waste glass bottles

Making batteries from waste glass bottles

Researchers have used waste glass bottles and a low-cost chemical process to create nanosilicon anodes for high-performance lithium-ion batteries. The batteries will extend the range...
Adjusting solar panel angles four to five times a year makes them more efficient

Adjusting solar panel angles four to five times a year makes them more efficient

With Earth Day approaching, new research from Binghamton University-State of New York could help U.S. residents save more energy, regardless of location, if they...
How some battery materials expand without cracking

How some battery materials expand without cracking

When you charge a battery, or when you use it, it's not just electricity but also matter that moves around inside. Ions, which are atoms...
New method to find ingredients for better batteries

New method to find ingredients for better batteries

A mathematical model may help scientists design new kinds of materials for use in high-power batteries. In a study published this week in Applied Physics Letters,...
New Technology Could End Costly Crude Oil Pipeline Blockages

New technology could end costly crude oil pipeline blockages

Getting crude oil from the wellhead to its downstream destination can be literally stopped in its tracks when components of the oil known as...
Next generation perovskite solar cells with new world-record performance

Next generation perovskite solar cells with new world-record performance

A recent study, affiliated with UNIST has presented a new cost-efficient way to produce inorganic-organic hybrid perovskite solar cells (PSCs) which sets a new...
Researchers uncover secret of nanomaterial that makes harvesting sunlight easier

Researchers uncover secret of nanomaterial that makes harvesting sunlight easier

Using sunlight to drive chemical reactions, such as artificial photosynthesis, could soon become much more efficient thanks to nanomaterials. This is the conclusion of a...
German ‘largest artificial sun’ to generate climate friendly fuel

German ‘largest artificial sun’ to generate climate friendly fuel

Hydrogen is the most abundant element in the Universe. But here on Earth, it’s rather rare. That’s unfortunate, because in our warming world, its status...
Stanford researchers recommend changes to U.S. solar policies, encourage collaboration with China

Stanford researchers recommend changes to U.S. solar policies, encourage collaboration with China

The rapidly expanding solar energy industry could meaningfully contribute to curbing climate change only if governments and the private sector approach it more economically...