November 1st, 2016 | by Stephanie Liverani
Lithium-ion batteries are necessary for next-generation consumer electronics to compete with market demands for longer battery life and unsurpassed power. And researchers are focusing on making these power sources safer and better for the environment.
October 28th, 2016 | by Stephanie Liverani
Two-dimensional transition metal dichalcogenides (or TMDCs) are particularly promising single-layer materials. And researchers at the University of Würzburg in Germany say TMDCs are actually capable of generating light when supplied with energy.
August 16th, 2016 | by Stephanie Liverani
In the past couple weeks alone, significant innovations in next-generation electronic devices have made news. Check out these recent buzzworthy developments in tech research that are helping transform electronics as we know them.
May 27th, 2016 | by Stephanie Liverani
Researchers from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and other affiliated institutions in the U.S. and the U.K. say they’ve “made significant inroads toward understanding a process for improving perovskites’ performance, by modifying the material using intense light,” according to an MIT news article.
April 1st, 2016 | by Stephanie Liverani
When it comes to developing the latest solar energy solutions, a few materials seem to get most of the press—logical materials like perovskites, silicon, and glass. But what if the next superstar solar cell material defies traditional logic?
September 24th, 2015 | by April Gocha, PhD
A worldwide research team has figured out how to form MOFs into glasses through careful techniques to prevent the materials’ degradation during processing.
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.
June 29th, 2015 | by April Gocha, PhD
Scientists at Columbia University are using their research to think differently about sustainable energy generation. And that approach is allowing the team to harness an invisible power source that’s available nearly everywhere—water evaporation.
May 14th, 2015 | by April Gocha, PhD
Researchers at Lawrence Livermore National Lab have combined three of the most promising and popular technologies today—3-D printing, graphene, and aerogels. The team is the first to 3-D print graphene aerogels, according to a LLNL press release.
March 10th, 2015 | by April Gocha, PhD
MIT researchers recently discovered that the shells of blue-rayed limpets—a fingernail-sized mollusk—contain unique biological photonic structures that are the first known to be made from inorganic, mineralized structures.