Toward all-solid lithium batteries
Most batteries are composed of two solid, electrochemically active layers called electrodes, separated by a polymer membrane infused with a liquid or gel electrolyte.
Surge in Utility Scale Battery Projects
Three massive battery storage plants--built by Tesla, AES Corp., and Altagas Ltd.--are all officially going live in southern California at about the same time.
Metallic Hydrogen update
Thomas D. Cabot Professor of the Natural Sciences Isaac Silvera and postdoctoral fellow Ranga Dias have long sought the material, called atomic metallic hydrogen.
A majorly better way of growing microalgae?
Among other things, microalgae is a potentially valuable source of biofuel. Unfortunately, however, growing it on a large scale can be a rather fussy process, making it less likely to be adopted commercially.
Semiconductor for next generation power electronics
Researchers have demonstrated the high-performance potential of an experimental transistor made of a semiconductor called beta gallium oxide, which could bring new ultra-efficient switches for applications such as the power grid, military ships and a
Creating atomic scale graphene nanoribbons
Silicon crystals are the semiconductors most commonly used to make transistors, which are critical electronic components used to carry out logic operations in computing.
Hybrid Fusion Fission Molten Salt Reactor
A single HMSR (Hybrid Fusion Fission Molten Salt Reactor) is designed to produce 5 GW thermal power at 700 C, thermal conversion systems should be able to generate 2.1 GW gross electricity.
Gigafactory Battery-cell production begins
The start of Tesla Gigafactory battery mass production is a huge milestone in Tesla's quest to electrify transportation, and it brings to America a manufacturing industry--battery cells--that's long been dominated by China, Japan, and South Kor
Towards roll to roll graphene production
An innovative new cheap and simple mass production technique, developed by the University of Exeter, is set to open up the global potential of the 'wonder' material graphene.