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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UCLA engineers bend light to enhance wavelength conversion

Electrical engineers from the UCLA Samueli School of Engineering have developed a more efficient way of converting light from one wavelength to another, opening the door for improvements in the performance of…

Newly developed, unique XRT tool

…to revolutionize semiconductor material defect characterization techniques. A unique XRT tool was installed recently at Fraunhofer IISB to revolutionize state of the art semiconductor material defect characterization techniques. Rigaku Corporation…

3D-printed sensors

3D-printing is becoming increasingly important in industrial manufacturing. It not only makes it possible to produce very complex shapes that would otherwise be virtually impossible to generate using conventional processes,…

Photovoltaics Report Delivers Facts about Solar Energy Worldwide

The Fraunhofer Institute for Solar Energy Systems ISE, supported by PSE Projects GmbH, has been publishing the PV Report on a regular basis for the past decade. The report contains…

Visualizing a city’s energy use

Pitt civil engineers use Pittsburgh to create energy usage model in commercial buildings. The building sector in the U.S. accounts for 39 percent of energy use, with commercial buildings responsible…

The Mobile Robot that Charges the E-Car

The fully autonomous, mobile charging robot finds its way independently to the parked electric vehicle (EV) and supplies it with energy. The prototype developed by TU Graz and the Austrian…

Solar cells: Layer of three crystals produces a thousand times more power

The photovoltaic effect of ferroelectric crystals can be increased by a factor of 1,000 if three different materials are arranged periodically in a lattice. This has been revealed in a…

The hidden culprit killing lithium-metal batteries from the inside

First-of-their-kind snapshots reveal byproduct crippling powerful, experimental cells. For decades, scientists have tried to make reliable lithium-metal batteries. These high-performance storage cells hold 50% more energy than their prolific, lithium-ion…

APPLAUSE for low-cost manufacturing of photonics, optics and electronics

In the design and manufacture of a wide range of electronic devices, such as smartphones and self-driving vehicles, new and expanded functionalities must constantly be accommodated in the smallest possible…

A next step towards climate-friendly fuels

Synhelion and Empa are conducting a joint research project, co-funded by the Swiss Innovation Agency Innosuisse, to further develop a high-temperature energy storage solution that is a key component in…

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