Keyword: Electrical systems

Briefs: Energy
Vanillin is converted into a redox-active electrolyte material for liquid batteries.
Briefs: Energy
The National Renewable Energy Laboratory is leading the development of new lithium-ion (Li-ion) battery designs specific to the stationary storage requirements.
Briefs: Electronics & Computers

Researchers have discovered a single-molecule switch that can act like a transistor and store binary information such as the 1s and 0s used in classical computing. The molecule is around five...

Briefs: Power
Decreasing Anode Corrosion in Metal-Air Batteries

Metal-air batteries can be used in a variety of applications ranging from range extenders for electric vehicles to emergency power systems. Metal-sea-water batteries are primarily used for underwater applications ranging from torpedoes to underwater unmanned vehicles. A team of researchers at the...

Briefs: Power

Electric vehicle batteries typically require a tradeoff between safety and energy density. If the battery has high energy and power density — required for uphill driving or merging on...

Briefs: Power

Wearable electronic components incorporated directly into fabrics have been developed that could be used for flexible circuits, healthcare monitoring, energy conversion, and other applications....

Briefs: Power

Electrification of the transportation sector is critical to future energy and environmental resilience and will require high-power fuel cells (either standalone or in conjunction with batteries) to...

Briefs: Energy
The battery is smaller than a traditional lithium-ion battery due to the elimination of dendrites.
Briefs: Manufacturing & Prototyping
The material enables lithium-ion batteries to be safely recharged within minutes for thousands of cycles.
Articles: Manufacturing & Prototyping
Self-healing materials, quick disconnects, and eco-friendly micro-supercapacitors.
Briefs: Photonics/Optics
A new control mechanism may prove useful in devices that make use of optical signals.
Application Briefs: Energy
Hybrid-electric propulsion systems hold clear potential to reduce aircraft carbon dioxide emissions and support the goal of greater sustainability in aviation.
Briefs: Sensors/Data Acquisition
A new technique for measuring the performance of lithium batteries uses thermal waves to measure local lithium concentration as a function of depth inside battery electrodes.
5 Ws: Manufacturing & Prototyping
Learn the Who, What, Where, Why, and When for an ocean battery that holds onto excess energy from offshore wind farms.
Briefs: Energy
A machine learning method promises to predict battery health with 10 times higher accuracy than the current industry standard.
Briefs: Energy
The device is stretchy enough to wear like a ring, a bracelet, or any other accessory that touches the skin.
Briefs: Power
The battery charges faster than a lithium-ion battery and is fire-safe and eco-friendly.
Briefs: Energy
The method replenishes lithium in electrodes while keeping the existing structure intact.
Briefs: Semiconductors & ICs
Sensing is incorporated directly into an object’s material, with applications for assistive technology and “intelligent” furniture.
Briefs: Wearables
The biofuel cells can power wearable electronics purely by using human sweat.
Briefs: Energy
A new design could extend the shelf-life of single-use metal-air batteries for electric vehicles, off-grid storage, and other applications.
Technology Leaders: Energy
To ensure the availability of a UPS system, proper consideration must be taken of each application and its requirements.
Application Briefs: Mechanical & Fluid Systems
Learn about the interconnects that are supporting today's miniature satellites.
Articles: Imaging
These 12 products are the nominees for the 2021 Tech Briefs Readers’ Choice Product of the Year.
Q&A: Test & Measurement
New lithium-ion batteries that can be charged in 10 to 15 minutes at a roadside charging station.
Briefs: Energy
A new anode for aqueous batteries uses seawater as an electrolyte.
Briefs: Power
The approach could advance the potential of high-powered, solid-electrolyte lithium batteries.
Briefs: Energy
The technology could help improve the reliability and performance of lithium-ion batteries.
Briefs: Energy
This paves the way for innovative and more energy-efficient printed electronics.