Keyword: Electrical systems

Briefs: Design
In tests, the proof-of-concept batteries retained 87.5 percent and 115.9 percent of their energy capacity at -40 °C and 50 °C (-40 °F and 122 °F), respectively.
Briefs: Energy
Engineers at the U.S. Department of Energy’s Argonne National Laboratory have designed a novel building-solar controller that optimizes solar energy with smart technology to keep microgrids operating for up to five days.
Briefs: Energy
Vanillin is converted into a redox-active electrolyte material for liquid batteries.
Briefs: Electronics & Computers
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...

Articles: RF & Microwave Electronics
Thanos Yiagopoulos, Chief Technology Officer of Momentive Performance Materials, discusses how engineers can determine the best product for their application.
Briefs: Energy
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: Energy

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: Materials

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: Transportation

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 method enhances the battery's safety while it is being used, without opening the battery cell.
Briefs: Materials
The battery is smaller than a traditional lithium-ion battery due to the elimination of dendrites.
Briefs: Semiconductors & ICs
The material improves connectivity while maintaining recyclability and low cost.
Briefs: Energy
The material enables lithium-ion batteries to be safely recharged within minutes for thousands of cycles.
Briefs: Energy
The flexible, washable microgrid uses the human body to sustainably power small electronics.
Articles: Mechanical & Fluid Systems
Self-healing materials, quick disconnects, and eco-friendly micro-supercapacitors.
Briefs: Nanotechnology
A new control mechanism may prove useful in devices that make use of optical signals.
Application Briefs: Aerospace
Hybrid-electric propulsion systems hold clear potential to reduce aircraft carbon dioxide emissions and support the goal of greater sustainability in aviation.
Briefs: Energy
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: Energy
Learn the Who, What, Where, Why, and When for an ocean battery that holds onto excess energy from offshore wind farms.
Briefs: Electronics & Computers
A machine learning method promises to predict battery health with 10 times higher accuracy than the current industry standard.
Briefs: Materials
Sensing is incorporated directly into an object’s material, with applications for assistive technology and “intelligent” furniture.
Briefs: Electronics & Computers
The device is stretchy enough to wear like a ring, a bracelet, or any other accessory that touches the skin.
Briefs: Energy
The biofuel cells can power wearable electronics purely by using human sweat.
Briefs: Energy
The battery charges faster than a lithium-ion battery and is fire-safe and eco-friendly.
Briefs: Power
A new design could extend the shelf-life of single-use metal-air batteries for electric vehicles, off-grid storage, and other applications.
Briefs: Energy
The method replenishes lithium in electrodes while keeping the existing structure intact.
Technology Leaders: Energy
To ensure the availability of a UPS system, proper consideration must be taken of each application and its requirements.
Application Briefs: Manned Systems
Learn about the interconnects that are supporting today's miniature satellites.

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