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Are hybrid perovskite field-effect transistors the future for solar cells? May 06, 2015 Are hybrid perovskite field-effect transistors the future for solar cells? Researchers from Wake Forest University and the University of Utah claim to be the first to fabricate halide organic-inorganic hybrid perovskite field-effect transistors and measure their electrical characteristics at room temperature. Read more Single material battery is safer, simpler and more efficient May 05, 2015 Single material battery is safer, simpler and more efficient Engineers at the University of Maryland have created a battery that is made entirely out of one material and claims to be capable of both moving electricity and storing it. Read more Perovskites: Can focusing on 'dark' flaws boost efficiencies? May 01, 2015 Perovskites: Can focusing on 'dark' flaws boost efficiencies? University of Washington and University of Oxford researchers have demonstrated that perovskite materials, which were generally believed to be uniform in composition, actually contain flaws that can be engineered to improve solar devices even further. Read more How do lithium-ion batteries explode in real-time? April 29, 2015  How do lithium-ion batteries explode in real-time? Researchers from University College London (UCL), ESRF The European Synchrotron, Imperial College London and the UK's National Physical Laboratory, have shown, using 3D imaging techniques, for the first time what happens when lithium-ion batteries overheat and explode. Read more Trina claims world efficiency multi-crystalline silicon modules record April 27, 2015 Trina claims world efficiency multi-crystalline silicon modules record Trina Solar's Honey Plus multi-crystalline silicon module is claiming a world record for high efficiency p-type multi-crystalline silicon PV modules with a module efficiency measured at 19.14% for a module with an aperture area of 1.515 m2. Read more Wireless charging gets universal antenna April 27, 2015 Wireless charging gets universal antenna Officials at NuCurrent believe the company’s 50 patents in areas such as how to circumvent the skin effect will help them plug into success in the market for multi-mode wireless charging. Read more European Space Agency to send ultracapacitors into orbit April 27, 2015 European Space Agency to send ultracapacitors into orbit Europe’s leading manufacturer of ultracapacitors, Estonia-based Skeleton Technologies has been selected by the European Space Agency (ESA) to provide ultracapacitor technology to power satellites in orbit in 2018.   Read more 3D-printed aerogels promise energy storage benefits April 24, 2015 3D-printed aerogels promise energy storage benefits Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory researchers have developed graphene aerogel microlattices with an engineered architecture by using a 3D printing technique known as direct ink writing. The 3D-printed aerogels will enable better energy storage, sensors, nanoelectronics, catalysis and separations. ... Read more Disposable sensor patch analyses golfers' swing April 23, 2015 Disposable sensor patch analyses golfers' swing Printed battery developer Enfucell has developed a disposable sensor patch platform powered by its flexible SoftBattery technology. Read more Pseudoparticle discovery spotlights energy conversion processes for photovoltaics April 23, 2015 Pseudoparticle discovery spotlights energy conversion processes for photovoltaics Researchers of Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT) have unveiled how pseudoparticles play a key role in the conversion of light into storable energy. Read more
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