October 2nd, 2015 | by Stephanie Liverani
Today, manufacturing companies and other organizations all over the country are expected to host about 400,000 people who want a first-hand look into U.S. manufacturing. And we've provided a roundup of the latest materials manufacturing trends we've covered at CTT.
September 28th, 2015 | by April Gocha, PhD
A trio of Stanford University researchers has developed a clear and protective cooling coating for solar cells that allows them to shunt away excess heat and improve efficiency.
September 23rd, 2015 | by Stephanie Liverani
After much speculation this summer about whether or not Apple is driving forward plans to develop an electric car, The Wall Street Journal reports that the tech giant has designated the project internally as a “committed project.”
September 15th, 2015 | by Stephanie Liverani
Researchers at the Department of Energy’s Los Alamos (N.M.) National Laboratory are developing a new sunlight harvesting technology that can turn a nearly transparent window into an electrical generator using what they call “quantum dot solar windows.”
September 10th, 2015 | by April Gocha, PhD
James Rondinelli—assistant professor of materials science and engineering at Northwestern University and ACerS member and awardee—and his research team are on a hunt for a rare and elusive creature: multiferroics.
September 9th, 2015 | by Thomas H. Loewe
Even though glass is usually not directly visible when used in energy technology, it is indispensable—and it holds immense potential for the energy landscape of the future.
September 4th, 2015 | by Stephanie Liverani
There might be a new solution in the works for improving solar cell efficiency. Researchers from the University of Connecticut have developed a "unique, ‘green’ antenna that could potentially double the efficiencies of certain kinds of solar cells,” according to a news release from the American Chemical Society.
August 28th, 2015 | by Stephanie Liverani
A team led by Brown University researchers has been awarded $4 million by the National Science Foundation to study a promising new type of solar cell—solar cells made from perovskites.
August 24th, 2015 | by April Gocha, PhD
MIT spinout company Cambridge Electronics Inc. is helping gallium nitride get into the center ring with its recent announcement of “a line of GaN transistors and power electronic circuits that promise to cut energy usage in data centers, electric cars, and consumer devices by 10 to 20 percent worldwide by 2025,” according to an MIT News article.
August 18th, 2015 | by April Gocha, PhD
Everything seems to be changing in the automotive world today—cars are getting lighter, smarter, and more efficient than ever before.