Power and Electrical Engineering

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New contactless temperature sensor to lead to energy savings in steel industry

Landshut University of Applied Sciences develops a contactless, fast temperature measuring device for the steel industry that is designed to reduce energy and production costs and improve product quality. Steel…

Fast flows prevent buildup of impurities on the edge of tokamak plasmas

New measurements show that fast flows in a tokamak plasma help remove and prevent impurities. The Science Impurities in the plasmas in fusion tokamaks can reduce performance. These impurities are…

A sunny outlook for solar

New research demonstrates great promise of all-inorganic perovskite solar cells for improving the efficiencies of solar cells. Hybrid organic-inorganic perovskites have already demonstrated very high photovoltaic efficiencies of greater than…

Welcoming composite inks into the fold

A method that combines screen-printable composite and metallic inks could make foldable electronics easier and cheaper to manufacture at industrial scales. These devices, developed at KAUST, can be mounted on…

Innovative research to support companies in sparsely populated regions

The Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (DFG, German Research Foundation) and the Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft are funding five trilateral projects for the transfer of knowledge from DFG-funded research to industry. The alliance between universities, Fraunhofer…

Superlubricity eliminates friction in engines

”Prometheus” and “Chephren”: Fraunhofer IWS works on machines that barely lose energy in the form of waste heat. Nearly frictionless motors and gearboxes shall ensure electric bicycles with greater range…

High-performance coatings for effective use and storage of solar energy

Fifty-five percent of the final energy consumption in Germany are expended for heating and air conditioning. Vacuum technologies developed by the Fraunhofer Institute for Organic Electronics, Electron Beam and Plasma…

LEONARDO, the bipedal robot, can ride a skateboard and walk a slackline

LEO carves out a new type of locomotion somewhere between walking and flying. Researchers at Caltech have built a bipedal robot that combines walking with flying to create a new…

Wireless strain sensors cracked up to be better

Controlling the structure of fragmented electrodes composed of carbon nanotubes could offer improved wireless monitoring of the strain on materials in a wide range of applications. “This opens endless possibilities…

Ultrathin electronic barrier layer to control interface luminescence

In a new publication from Opto-Electronic Advances; DOI 10.29026/oea.2021.200064, Researchers led by Professor Xu Chunxiang, Southeast University, Nanjing, China discuss nano-buffer controlled electron tunneling to regulate heterojunctional interface emission. Light emitting…

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