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Researchers develop viable sodium battery

Researchers have created a sodium-ion battery that holds as much energy and works as well as some commercial lithium-ion battery chemistries, making for a potentially viable battery technology out of abundant and cheap materials.

Jun 1st, 2020

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Environment-friendly compound shows promise for solar cell use

A team of engineers, material scientists, and physicists demonstrated how a new material - a lead-free chalcogenide perovskite - that hadn't previously been considered for use in solar cells could provide a safer and more effective option than others that are commonly considered.

Apr 24th, 2020

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A unique heat storage technology gathers steam

Many processes that generate electricity also produce heat, a potent energy resource that often goes untapped everywhere from factories to vehicles to power plants. An innovative system currently being developed can quickly store heat and release it for use when needed, surpassing conventional storage options in both flexibility and efficiency.

Apr 8th, 2020

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Upcycling scrap rubber tyres to aerogels

Researchers achieved a major technological breakthrough by converting waste rubber tyres into super-light aerogels that have a wide range of applications. This is the first time that aerogels are made from waste rubber tyres.

Mar 18th, 2020

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