Progress towards low-powered, energy-saving devices is keenly targeted by electronics industries. The transformation to low-powered LED lighting is an ideal example of this trend. Another option is the development of energy-harvesting, self-sufficient devices.
A team of engineers and chemists from UCLA has achieved significant progress in the development of microbial fuel cells. This is a technology that employs natural bacteria to extract electrons from organic matter in wastewater to produce electrical currents.
Researchers at the Chalmers University of Technology have introduced a new concept to fabricate high-performance electrode materials for sodium batteries. The work is an attempt to find sustainable energy storage.
A new kind of catalyst developed by researchers would pave the way for the advanced and sustainable approaches of creating and utilizing molecules and protecting the supply of valuable metals.
The rapid increase in energy consumption related to digital technologies is a major global challenge. One key problem is the reduction of the energy consumption of magnetic data storage devices, which are used, for example, in large data centers.
Two-dimensional “nanosheets” formed of bonds between metal atoms and organic molecules are considered to be appealing candidates for photoelectric conversion but tend to get corroded easily.
Tamarind is a tropical fruit consumed by people across the globe. Its shells are thrown away during food production. Tamarind shells are heavy and occupy a significant amount of space in landfills where they are disposed of as agricultural waste.
At the Chinese Academy of Sciences’ (CAS) Hefei Institutes of Physical Science (HFIPS), Prof. Zhenyang Wang’s research group recently created macroscopic thick three-dimensional (3D) porous graphene films.
At Nagoya University, Japan, a research group has developed a new technique for synthesizing nanographenes, a type of nanocarbon with huge potential as a next-generation material, in a quick and efficient way.
Scientists from Osaka University, in association with the Toyo University and the Kyushu Institute of Technology, have elucidated the expression mechanism of metallic and semiconducting properties in graphene nanoribbons (GNRs) by studying the carrier transport characteristics in the field-effect transistor (FET) through a multilayer GNR channel.