Energy, Power

An illustration of bilayer graphene showing the characteristic Moiré pattern that results from the rotation of one layer. Courtesy: Nikhil Gerard Josephraj Kishore, Penn State University
System Integration January 20, 2021

Grant awarded to investigate acoustic graphene properties

Penn State researchers received a National Science Foundation (NSF) grant to further explore the characteristics of an acoustic technology inspired by nanoscale electronics, which could improve electric conductivity.

By Gabrielle Stewart
Courtesy: Tour Group/Rice University
Electrical January 14, 2021

Metallic nanoparticles could find use in electronics, optics

Rice University scientists extended their technique to produce graphene in a flash to tailor the properties of other 2D materials, which could be used in electronics and optics.

By Mike Williams
Courtesy: Chris Vavra, CFE Media and Technology
Energy, Power January 14, 2021

Safer, fast-charging aqueous battery developed

A 3D zinc-manganese nano-alloy anode has been developed, resulting in a stable, high-performance aqueous battery that uses seawater as an electrolyte.

By Jeannie Kever
Tadiran lithium batteries survive extreme cold temperatures to continuously monitor the transport of the
Energy Efficiency December 22, 2020

Lithium batteries developed to survive extreme cold temperatures

Tadiran has developed bobbin-type lithium thionyl chloride (LiSOCl2) batteries that have been specially modified for use in the cold chain, which is required for transporting the COVID-19 vaccine.

By Tadiran Batteries
Michael Wang, materials science and engineering Ph.D. candidate, uses a glove box to inspect a lithium metal battery cell in a lab in the Michigan Memorial Phoenix Project building. Courtesy: University of Michigan
Energy, Power November 18, 2020

Lithium-metal batteries offer alternative for users

Lithium metal solid-state batteries can provide a safer, more powerful alternative to the current standard.

By James Lynch
Electrical November 5, 2020

Fab spending expected to increase worldwide

The COVID-19 pandemic has created a surge in fab spending and is expected to continue over the next several years, according to a report by SEMI.

By SEMI
Researchers led by Shengxi Huang, assistant professor of electrical engineering and biomedical engineering at Penn State, have altered 2D materials to enhance light emission and increase signal strength. Courtesy: Penn State University
Electrical October 29, 2020

Tailoring 2D materials to improve electronic and optical devices

Altering thin 2D materials atomically and physically for applications in many optical and electronic devices allows them to enhance light emission and increase signal strength.

By Sarah Small
Courtesy: Siemens Industry
Educational October 22, 2020

Developing a great sequence of operations: Additional answers

Applications, repairs and risk reduction, failure modes, retrofits, documentation and project scope are among additional information provided for developing a critical power sequence of operation. Take related training with a quiz for one continuing education unit (CEU).

By Zach Goldsworthy
Iowa State's Jonathan Claussen is studying how plant-based inks can be used to print low-cost, biodegradable and recyclable sensors that can, for example, detect nitrate and ammonium. Larger illustration. Courtesy: Jonathan Claussen, Iowa State University
Energy, Power October 20, 2020

Manufacturing biobased electronics for sensors, batteries

Researchers are studying how plant-based inks can be used to print low-cost, biodegradable and recyclable sensors.

By Mike Krapfl
Courtesy: Schneider Electric
Energy Management October 19, 2020

Your questions answered: Improve industrial facility energy management: a process-based approach

Presenters from the Oct. 13, 2020 webcast “Improve industrial facility energy management: a process-based approach” addressed questions not covered during the live event.

By Ram Kaushik