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Other materials stories that may be of interest

By April Gocha / September 14, 2016

3-D graphene is promising for bio applications, fish biowaste converted to piezoelectric energy harvester, and other materials stories that may be of interest for September 14, 2016.

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Ceramics and glass business news of the week

By / June 7, 2012

Here’s what we are hearing: Harper chosen by Allomet for advanced rotary furnace for unique metal powder processing Harper International, a world leader in thermal processing solutions for advanced materials, has been selected by Allomet Corp. for the design of a new continuous rotary furnace for the production of specialty composite metal powders. The system…

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A call to action: Establishing performance metrics for supercapacitors

By Eileen De Guire / November 29, 2011

Ragone plots are useful for comparing electrochemical energy storage devices. The energy and power densities in this plot are weight-based. However, converting to a volume-based plot reveals the difficulties in scaling carbon thin film or low density electrodes for medium or large devices. Credit: Gogotsi; Drexel. Electrochemical capacitors—also called supercapacitors or ultracapacitors—have received a lot…

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Lux Research weighs in on off-grid storage, non-platinum catalyst solutions

By / July 7, 2011

A backup power fuel cell for telecom applications. Credit: Kathy Fosberg; Wikipedia. Lux Research continues to track materials and tech prospects as closely as anyone I know, and two recent reports show they still don’t shy away from touting the apparent winners and losers in many advanced materials and energy-related markets, including many out-of-the spotlight…

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Ceramic, glass opportunities and advice for ARPA-E funding

By / August 18, 2010

Dave Danielson, from ARPA-E, made a valuable
keynote presentation about ARPA-E funding interests and how ceramists
and other materials scientists, engineers and entrepreneurs can best
match up their interests with the agency’s.

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Ultracapacitors challenge Li-ion batteries

By / March 25, 2010

Scientists at MIT, Intel and other facilities are researching microstructures in hopes of replacing lithium-ion batteries with nanoscale ultrapowerful capacitors. If successful, the new materials could be mass produced in volumes to power systems ranging from mobile devices to electric vehicles to smart grid storage units. According to EE Times, Intel researchers have been working…

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Ultracapacitor buses in Shanghai

By / October 23, 2009

Sinautec Automobile Technologies is making mini and full-scale municipal buses powered only by ultracapacitors, can be recharged by a mobile recharging unit that combines large photovoltaic array and a vertical wind turbine

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Video of the week: Ultracapacitor buses in Shanghai

By / October 21, 2009

Following up on yesterday’s post about a demonstration of a small version of these buses that going on today in Washington, DC, here is a video that explains some of the general concepts and benefits. The video also shows some of them in service in Shanghai. Unfortunately, it doesn’t provide much information about the actual…

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