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 •  June 11, 2014

Scientists at McCormick School of Engineering and Applied Science have combined two traditional theories in materials science that can explain how the charge dictates the structure of the material. This opens the door for many applications, including a new class of batteries.
A lithium-based battery has a major disadvantage: it’s highly flammable, ...

The Daily Fusion

 •  April 17, 2014

Project Megawatt intends to make polymer solar cells profitable enough to allow power generation from polymer solar cells to compete on market terms with traditional coal-fired power plants.
Advanced market models and a 1000 m2 (10764 ft2) test facility at DTU Risø Campus at Technical University of Denmark’s Department of Energy Conversion and ...

The Daily Fusion

 •  April 10, 2014

Kui Yao and co-workers from the A*STAR Institute of Materials Research and Engineering in Singapore have discovered a way to give lightweight polymer vibration harvesters a hundredfold boost in energy output—a finding that may help to eliminate manual battery recharging in microsensors and mobile devices.
Many vibration harvesters contain ...