Major scientific breakthrough research has discovered new materials offering an alternative to battery power and proven to be between 1,000-10,000 times more powerful than the existing battery alternative - a supercapacitor.
Die EU Kommission foerdert seit kurzem das Marie-Curie Trainings-Netzwerk ELENA (Low energy ELEctron driven chemistry for the advantage of emerging NAnofabrication methods), an dem 13 Unis, 4 Forschungsinstitute und 5 Unternehmen aus 13 EU Laendern beteiligt sind.
Researchers have developed a microsupercapacitor that exploits three-dimensional porous electrodes. These micropower units are expected to enable a new generation of 'smart' products, such as self-powered sensors for wearables, security, structural health monitoring and internet-of-things applications.
The addition of a few nanometers of a thin layer of aluminum oxide protects a perovskite solar cell against humidity - still a major stumbling block to the commercial application of this new type of solar cell.