Electronics

Gold used to enhance nanocrystal conductance

By / September 15, 2009

Researchers at Berkeley Lab reported a technique by which the electrical conductivity of nanorod crystals of cadmium-selenide was increased 100,000 times. “The key to our success is the fabrication of…

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Video of the week: NREL’s Center for Photovoltaics

By / September 9, 2009

The DOE’s National Renewable Energy Lab has produced this new video that provides an excellent overview of the labs past and present work, including multijunction PV cells, thin-film PVs, deposition…

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NIST develops low-cost, ultra-sensitive infrared spectrometer

By / August 27, 2009

The good folks at the National Institute of Standards and Technology say they have a new method for measuring light in the near-infrared range that is highly sensitive (in the…

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Mileage wars!

By / August 12, 2009

About time this competition heats up. General Motors said yesterday that Volt extended-range electric vehicle, (not due until 2011), would achieve a fuel rating of 230 miles a gallon in…

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Industry headlines

By / August 8, 2009

India Resources to supply 2 ceramic disc filters to Hindustan Copper The ceramic disc filter for copper concentrate dewatering was supplied by Nuclear Industry Yantai Tong Xing Industrial Company Limited…

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Making silicon slicing more efficient

By / August 7, 2009

When you are in the solar cell business (polycrystalline silicon) or semiconductor business (monocrystalline), silicon ingots and boules – the source of your vital wafers – can be a considerable…

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Ohio offering $27M for nascent advanced energy projects

By / August 6, 2009

Via the state-run Third Frontier technology development program, the Ohio Department of Development has announced that it is seeking $27 million worth of “requests for proposals” for its 2010 fiscal…

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Japanese research examines anti-clogging lithium-air battery technology

By / August 5, 2009

A press release shared by researchers at Japan’s National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology (AIST) reports that they have come up with a way to separate the electrolytes…

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Piezoelectricity, flexoelectricity to power nanoscale devices

By / August 2, 2009

According to a press release, a team of University of Houston scientists has set out with the goal to use piezoelectrics to create nanodevices that can power electronics, such as…

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New DOE loans for renewable energy and grid projects

By / July 30, 2009

Yesterday, the DOE announced that it plans to offer up to $30 billion in loan guarantees for renewable energy projects and $750 million for grid projects (presumably for Smart Grid…

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