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Other materials stories that may be of interest

By April Gocha / June 7, 2017

‘Instantly rechargeable’ battery could change the future, breaking glass in infinite dimensions, and other materials stories that may be of interest for June 7, 2017.

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Ceramics and glass business news of the week

By Eileen De Guire / February 7, 2014

Morgan Advanced Materials announces range of precision glass tubing and rods for electronics, telecommunications, and aerospace Morgan Advanced Material’s Technical Ceramics business offers a range of precision glass tubing and rods for electronics, telecommunications, and aerospace applications, including miniature fuse bodies, glass-to-metal seals in integrated circuit packages, glass lenses for erasable/programmable read only memory (EPROM),…

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Slick chemistry uses isothermal water splitting to generate hydrogen

By Eileen De Guire / August 9, 2013

Water splitting by a two-step temperature-swing reaction (left) and by isothermal reaction. (Credit: Roeb, Sattler; Science.) What fascinates me about alternative energy is the diversity of the research portfolio. Some researchers study energy conversion systems (fuel cells, windmills, solar cells), some study energy storage systems (batteries, supercapacitors, flywheels), and some study fuels, whether alternatives to…

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Ceramics at the heart of advances in hydrogen production

By Jim Destefani / May 25, 2013

Berkeley researchers’ nanowire “artificial forest” for photosynthetic hydrogen production consists of silicon “trunks” and titanium oxide “leaves.” Credit: Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory. Hydrogen is considered by many to be the Holy Grail of clean energy, but a major hurdle to moving toward the hydrogen economy is producing enough of the gas to make a significant…

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Trucking solar energy—U. Delaware team dissociates zinc oxide in solar reactor to make ‘solar fuel’

By Eileen De Guire / February 18, 2013

Schematic diagram of one tile of solar reactor. Fifteen tiles arranged in a funnel shape comprise a solar reactor capable of reaching temperatures approaching 2,000 K, enough to dissociate zinc oxide. Zinc vapor is collected and condensed into micro- and nanoscale particles. Through hydrolysis, the zinc particles split water molecules and generate hydrogen. Credit: Prasad;…

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Ultrathin rust films trap sunlight for splitting water

By Eileen De Guire / November 13, 2012

A photograph of ultrathin film α-Fe2O3 photoanodes in action. Credit: Rothschild; Technion If you think about it, water molecules are a great place to store hydrogen. Now that the “hydrogen economy” is starting to get some traction, the question is how to get the hydrogen “out of storage.” One way to unlock the hydrogen is…

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Other materials science stories that may be of interest

By / August 14, 2012

Lots of interesting work happening out there: Making “renewable” viable: Drexel engineers develop new technology for grid-level electrical energy storage A team of researchers from Drexel University’s College of Engineering has developed a new method for quickly and efficiently storing large amounts of electrical energy. The researchers are putting forward a plan to integrate into the…

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Other materials stories that may be of interest

By / March 26, 2012

Hey, take a look: Berkeley Lab study shows significantly higher potential for wind energy in India than previously estimated A new assessment of wind energy in India by Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory has found that the potential for on-shore wind energy deployment is far higher than the official estimates — about 20-times and up to…

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Other materials stories that may be of interest

By / September 16, 2011

Check ’em out: Global support for nuclear energy drops after Fukushima Quantum behavior with a flash: Pulsed quantum optomechanics Europeans reignite fusion energy project: The test of a new lining that can take the heat of fusion could be crucial for a planned reactor in France High-tech demand sparks return of cobalt mines Collaboration puts…

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DOE webinar: How top 5 hydrogen economy states did it

By Eileen De Guire / June 21, 2011

I DOE webinar, June 21 For two consecutive years, Fuel Cells 2000 has named California, Connecticut, New York, Ohio and South Carolina to its list of top five fuel cell states (see last week’s post about the just-released 2010 “State of the states” report (pdf)). DOE is sponsoring a lunch-time webinar tomorrow on how local…

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