Keyword: Energy storage systems

Briefs: Energy
This type of energy source could be the basis for robots that seek out and “eat” metal, breaking down its chemical bonds for energy like humans do with food.
Technology Leaders: Connectivity
Low-power radio design is enabling new connected IoT products for consumer, commercial, industrial, and medical markets.
Briefs: Electronics & Computers
The capacitor could enable a new generation of electronics that will require less power and generate less heat.
Briefs: Data Acquisition
The method slashes battery testing times — a key barrier to longer-lasting, faster-charging batteries for electric vehicles.
Briefs: Materials
The coating could make lightweight lithium metal batteries safe and long-lasting for the next generation of electric vehicles.
Briefs: Wearables
A wearable energy harvesting device could generate energy from the swing of an arm while walking or jogging.
Briefs: Energy
Fuse devices enable circuit safety in high-power applications, such as motion control and alternative energy generation, in addition to electric vehicles.
Briefs: Communications
A wireless sensor small enough to be implanted in the blood vessels of the human brain could help clinicians evaluate the healing of aneurysms.
Briefs: Materials
This process turns carbon dioxide into carbon nanotubes with small diameters.
Briefs: Green Design & Manufacturing
This controller minimizes the burden on the power grid.
Briefs: Energy
The robot is built entirely from smaller robots and can form a robophysical system that can move by itself.
Briefs: Motion Control
This robot “blood” stores energy, transmits force, operates appendages, and provides structure, all in an integrated design.
Briefs: Materials
A solvent leaches cobalt and lithium for reuse from spent batteries.
Briefs: Electronics & Computers

Researchers have developed a more efficient, more reliable potassium-oxygen battery with a cathode that stores the energy produced by a chemical reaction in a metal-oxygen or metal-air battery....

Technology Leaders: Software
As lithium-ion battery production doubles, more viable energy storage solutions are needed.
Briefs: Electronics & Computers
A combination of additives shows promise for boosting battery performance in very cold or hot weather.
Briefs: Energy
The nanogenerator also acts as a weather station.
Briefs: Internet of Things
RFID-based devices work in indoor and outdoor lighting conditions and could transmit data for years before they need to be replaced.
Articles: Sensors/Data Acquisition
Battelle's simple, cost-effective sensor detects the onset of battery faults.
Articles: Propulsion
A prototype of the AC 'Biode' battery has been developed at 20W.
Briefs: Semiconductors & ICs

Car engines, laptop computers, cellphones, and refrigerators all heat up with overuse. That heat can be captured and turned into energy using a method that produces electricity from heat. The...

Briefs: Electronics & Computers

Excess heat given off by smartphones, laptops, and other electronic devices contributes to malfunctions and, in extreme cases, can even cause lithium batteries to explode. To guard...

Briefs: Medical

Researchers have 3D-printed an all-liquid device that, with the click of a button, can be repeatedly reconfigured on demand to serve a wide range of applications from making battery materials to screening drug...

Articles: Manufacturing & Prototyping
While most cars today run on 12-volt DC batteries, cars in the future will run on 48 volts. This increased voltage could affect ball bearing performance.
Articles: Energy
Semi-Liquid Metal Anode for Next-Generation Batteries

Researchers from Carnegie Mellon University have developed a semi-liquid lithium metal-based anode. Lithium batteries made using this new...

Briefs: Semiconductors & ICs
Visualizing Motion of Water Molecules for Liquid-Based Electronics

A high-resolution inelastic x-ray scattering technique was used to measure the strong bond involving a hydrogen atom sandwiched between two oxygen atoms. This hydrogen bond is a quantum-mechanical phenomenon responsible for various properties of water, including viscosity, that...

Briefs: Materials
High-Temperature Dielectric Nanocomposite

A nanocomposite was developed that could be a superior high-temperature dielectric material for flexible electronics, energy storage, and electric devices. The nanocomposite combines one-dimensional polymer nanofibers and two-dimensional boron nitride nano-sheets. The nanofibers reinforce the...

Briefs: Automotive

Lithium-air batteries are poised to become the next replacement for currently used lithium-ion batteries that power electric vehicles, cell-phones, and computers....

Briefs: Energy

Today's lithium-ion batteries use cathodes (one of the two electrodes in a battery) made of a transition metal oxide. Batteries with cathodes made of sulfur are considered a...