March 22nd, 2016 | by April Gocha, PhD
Researchers at Pohang University of Science & Technology have developed a micro-sized solid oxide fuel cell that incorporates a much more robust support—porous stainless steel, which significantly improves the cell’s thermal and mechanical stability.
March 4th, 2016 | by Stephanie Liverani
Is the key to large-scale solar power storage rusting before our eyes? Researchers at Stanford University (Stanford, Calif.) found that ordinary metal oxides, such as rust, can be made into solar cells capable of splitting water into hydrogen and oxygen by day for energy use at night.
February 15th, 2016 | by April Gocha, PhD
Researchers at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln have developed a winning recipe for electrically conductive concrete that can gently heat up to melt away icy accumulations, yet remain safe to the touch.
January 26th, 2016 | by Stephanie Liverani
Chemists from Rice University in Houston, Texas, are turning up the heat on graphene. They've developed a graphene composite material to help heat surfaces and simplify ice removal.
December 14th, 2015 | by April Gocha, PhD
The upcoming ICACC’16, Jan, 24–29, 2016, also has in store a special celebration to commemorate the meeting’s 40th anniversary. The 40th Jubilee celebration will include special events, a commemorative book, and even a unique symposium featuring top experts in engineered ceramics.
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.
August 26th, 2015 | by April Gocha, PhD
U.K.-based heat management specialist Zircotec is helping out the Bloodhound SSC team with some special ceramic solutions that will protect the car from extreme heat that will be generated during the car's rocket-powered run.
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.
July 31st, 2015 | by April Gocha, PhD
Researchers at Colorado School of Mines have now propelled that continual innovation even further with their latest report on a new ceramic material and production technique that holds big promise for our fuel cell-filled futures.
July 28th, 2015 | by April Gocha, PhD
Scientists at the University of Tokyo have discovered a unique ceramic that can store heat long-term and release it on-demand, opening up new possibilities for a variety of energy storage systems.