Power and Electrical Engineering

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Perovskite solar cell with ultra-long stability

Perovskites are the great hope for further increasing the efficiency of solar modules in the future. Until now, their short service life has been considered the biggest hurdle to their…

New smart-roof coating enables year-round energy savings

Breakthrough technology keeps you warm in the winter, and cool in the summer, without consuming natural gas or electricity. Scientists have developed an all-season smart-roof coating that keeps homes warm…

NTU Singapore scientists develop biodegradable printed paper batteries

Once expended, eco-friendly batteries break down in soil within weeks. Scientists from Nanyang Technological University, Singapore (NTU Singapore) have developed paper-thin biodegradable zinc batteries that could one day become an…

Perovskite solar cells soar to new heights

Metal halide perovskites have been under intense investigation over the last decade, due to the remarkable rise in their performance in optoelectronic devices such as solar cells or light-emitting diodes….

Performing under pressure: sensor systems for extremely harsh environments

At the moment, industry is lacking in robust sensors that can withstand extremely high temperatures and pressures. Eight Fraunhofer Institutes have now developed a technology platform for building this type…

Transparent electrodes without the damage

Crucial in the design of any semiconductor device is how to inject and extract an electrical current, and now a KAUST-led team has reviewed ways to do this without damage…

“Magic wand” reveals a colorful nano-world

Novel color photography using a high-efficiency probe can super-focus white light into a 6-nanometer spot for nanoscale color imaging. Scientists have developed new materials for next-generation electronics so tiny that…

Ultrathin solar cells get a boost

Rice lab finds 2D perovskite compound has the right stuff to challenge bulkier products. Rice University engineers have achieved a new benchmark in the design of atomically thin solar cells…

First designs of the 19-passenger hybrid electric commuter aircraft

Small (hybrid) electric planes just like the conceptualized 19-passenger commuter aircraft are about to change regional air travel in the future. The apparent benefits of the commuter aircraft are their…

Developing high-performance MXene electrodes for next-generation powerful battery

Two-dimensional MXene has been a rising star in the energy world as they can store energy fast. But their unstable voltage output limits their applications. A collaborative research team led by…

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