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…Read More
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…Read More
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.
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…Read More
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…Read More