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December 31, 2013
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New Spectroscopic Technique Could Accelerate the Push for Better Batteries

Method developed at Berkeley Lab’s Advanced Light Source measures electronic changes in a working battery electrode A new technique developed at Berkeley Lab’s Advanced Light Source could help scientists better understand and improve the materials required for high-performance lithium-ion batteries … Continue reading

May 28, 2013
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Diamond in the rough

UD researchers manipulate cubic zirconia to improve conductivity in fuel cells Cubic zirconia has long been favored for its use in costume jewelry. Known scientifically as yttria-stabilized zirconia, it is also a known conductor of oxygen, making it useful as … Continue reading

December 25, 2011
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New Dye Will Lead To More Efficient Solar Energy Technology

A North Carolina State University invention has significant potential to improve the efficiency of solar cells and other technologies that derive energy from light. Dr. Ahmed El-Shafei’s research group invented a new “sensitizer,” or dye, that harvests more ambient and … Continue reading