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Lithium-metal solid-state batteries can provide a safer, more energy-dense alternative to current technology.
A disruptive manufacturing technology now offers reduced manufacturing costs and improved volumetric energy density in all-solid cells.
Articles: Electronics & Computers
Charge Control Methods for Supercapacitors
A comparison of passive and active supercapacitor charging methods emphasizes the need for a close inspection on power source and supercapacitor demand.
Products: Electronics & Computers
New Products: May 2021 Battery Technology
Battery analyzers, uninterruptible power supplies, adhesives, and more.

Wind and solar power are increasingly popular sources for renewable energy. However, they have intermittency issues. A potential solution to this problem involves the...

White Papers: Motion Control
An "Under the Hood" Look at Technology Supporting the World's Fastest EV Dragster

As more EV engineers adopt a non-Hall-effect approach to measuring current in their li-ion battery management systems (BMS), some components from...

Researchers from Cornell University have redesigned the battery so that aluminum more easily integrates into a battery's electrodes.
Inspired by camel fur, a two-layered material could provide extended cooling to preserve the freshness of perishable goods.
Briefs: Nanotechnology
Supercapacitors for Wearable Devices
These robust supercapacitors still work when stretched to eight times their original size.
Special Reports: Power
Unmanned Systems - March 2021

Drones that swarm and change shape mid-flight... autonomous combat vehicles on the battlefield...the latest in counter-UAS technology. Read about new advances in air and ground unmanned systems in this report...

Special Reports: Test & Measurement
Test & Measurement - February 2021

Sensors to search for ancient life on Mars...nano-thermometers that could revolutionize temperature measurement...a major advance in semiconductor testing. These are just a few of the technologies you'll...

SAE J2954 paves the way for electric vehicle charging without a plug and enables alignment for manual/autonomous parking.
Briefs: Electronics & Computers
Flexible, Thin-Film Battery

Computers or smartphones with folding screens, smart clothing, and wearable sensors all require an energy source, which is usually a lithium-ion battery. These are typically heavy and rigid, making them...

Board-to-board connectors, supercapacitors, li-ion batteries, and more.

A team of University of Arkansas physicists has successfully developed a circuit capable of capturing graphene’s thermal motion and converting it into an electrical current.

We review three of your power-supply choices.
Mixed-signal oscilloscopes, 3D printers, DC/DC converters, and more.
Wire-connected drones may complement or replace the fixed base stations of cellular communications networks.
A new material is especially effective at absorbing indoor light and converting it into usable energy.
Briefs: Electronics & Computers
Tiny, Magnetically Powered Neural Stimulator
Tests show magnetoelectric power is a viable option for clinical-grade implants.
Q&A: Electronics & Computers
Q&A: Wireless Power for Neural Stimulation
Prof. Jacob Robinson developed an implantable neural stimulator the size of a grain of rice.
Articles: Electronics & Computers
Long-life Batteries for the IIoT
Choosing the right battery will save trouble and expense in the long run.
Special Reports: Energy
Power Electronics - September 2020

This compendium of recent articles from the editors of Tech Briefs and Aerospace & Defense Technology looks at the latest advances in power electronics and energy storage for a range of applications...

Articles: Electronics & Computers
Active Battery Cell Balancing
Active cell balancing redistributes charge between battery cells during the charge and discharge cycle
Articles: Electronics & Computers
Venting for EV Battery Packs
Cell chemistries, thermal dynamics, vehicle packaging, and even weather present challenges for optimizing electric vehicle battery functional safety.
Products: Electronics & Computers
New Products: August 2020 Battery Technology
Power switches, battery pack adhesives, supercapacitor modules, and more...
A new system from Oak Ridge National Laboratory enables electric vehicles to be charged while on the road.
Articles: Sensors/Data Acquisition
Products of Tomorrow: August 2020
A neural stimulator, a battery testing device, and a strain sensor.
Briefs: Manufacturing & Prototyping
Super-Fast Method for Ceramic Manufacturing

Scientists have reinvented a 26,000-year-old manufacturing process into an innovative approach to fabricating ceramic materials widely used in batteries, electronics, and extreme environments....

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