Power and Electrical Engineering

This topic covers issues related to energy generation, conversion, transportation and consumption and how the industry is addressing the challenge of energy efficiency in general.

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How a smart electric grid will power our future

Reimagining the United States power grid could save consumers $50 billion a year. A novel plan that offers partnership in keeping the United States electric grid stable and reliable could…

Computer simulation optimises electrical machines

First German-Austrian Collaborative Research Centre/Transregio approved. TU Darmstadt and TU Graz are intensifying their research into how electrical machines can be decisively improved through computer simulation. To this end, the…

Compressed air: Smart sensor detects leaks

The cumbersome search for leaks in air compressor units could soon be made much easier: Along with SICK AG, Fraunhofer IPA is developing an ancillary leak detection service for a…

Mini electricity generator made from quantum dots

Mickael L. Perrin wants to build tiny power plants from graphene nanoribbons that generate electricity from heat. His ambitious project won him one of the prestigious ERC Starting Grants from…

Terahertz radiation source: Compact and simple

A novel, simple and extremely compact radiation source for terahertz waves has been developed at TU Wien. The possible applications are manifold. Terahertz radiation has a wavelength of typically a…

Creating a reference map to explore the electronic device mimicking brain activity

Maps are essential for exploring trackless wilderness or vast expanses of ocean. The same is true for scientific studies that try to open up new fields and develop brand-new devices….

Researchers develop first fully 3D-printed, flexible OLED display

Technology opens door to ubiquitous, more easily fabricated electronic screens. In a groundbreaking new study, researchers at the University of Minnesota Twin Cities used a customized printer to fully 3D…

Windows that outsmart the elements

New research introduces adaptable smart window design that can heat or cool a house. Homeowners know that the type of windows in a house contribute greatly to heating and cooling…

MIT engineers produce the world’s longest flexible fiber battery

The rechargeable battery can be woven and washed, and could provide power for fiber-based electronic devices and sensors. Researchers have developed a rechargeable lithium-ion battery in the form of an…

Templating approach stabilizes ‘ideal’ material for alternative solar cells

Researchers have developed a method to stabilise a promising material known as perovskite for cheap solar cells, without compromising its near-perfect performance. The researchers, from the University of Cambridge, used…

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