Researchers make next-generation, high-toughness battery component
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Providence RI (SPX) Jun 19, 2020 A team of Brown University researchers has found a way to double the toughness of a ceramic material used to make solid-state lithium ion batteries. The strategy, described in the journal Matter, could be useful in bringing solid-state batteries to the mass market. “There’s huge interest in replacing the […]

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Engineers demonstrate next-generation solar cells can take the heat, maintain efficiency
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Ames IA (SPX) May 05, 2020 Perovskites with their crystal structures and promising electro-optical properties could be the active ingredient that makes the next generation of low-cost, efficient, lightweight and flexible solar cells. A problem with the current generation of silicon solar cells is their relatively low efficiency at converting solar energy into electricity, said […]

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Next-generation batteries take major step toward commercial viability
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Austin TX (SPX) Apr 29, 2020 Lithium-sulfur batteries have been hailed as the next big step in battery technology, promising significantly longer use for everything from cellphones to electric vehicles on a single charge, while being more environmentally sustainable to produce than current lithium-ion batteries. However, these batteries don’t last as long as their lithium-ion […]

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