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composite material

Mix and match MOF

New composite material that traps oxygen selectively could be useful for energy applications such as fuel cells
metal oxides

UT, ORNL scientists gain new insights into atomic disordering of complex...

A study led by the University of Tennessee and the Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory could soon pay dividends in the development...
Particles

An Improved Compact Picture of Particles

New model technique, specific to carbon-containing aerosol particles, sharpens climate model
battery, solar energy, Solar PV, cellulolytic, CdTe, Photovoltaic, solar, silicon solar cells, thermoelectric, NREL, battery, HydroGEN

NREL Collaboration Boosts Potential for CdTe Solar Cells

A critical milestone has been reached in cadmium telluride (CdTe) solar cell technology, helping pave the way for solar energy to directly compete with...
video

Innovation is the path to low-carbon enlightenment

In a special lecture at Imperial, Kamel Ben Naceur from the International Energy Agency said that new technology is the key to living greener...
climate change

(Rain)cloud computing: Researchers work to improve how we predict climate change

Rao Kotamarthi and Jiali Wang spend their days looking at a future Earth. At the U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE's) Argonne National Laboratory, the two...
Solar-Powered Electrons

New Material Increases the Lifetime of Solar-Powered Electrons

Atom-by-atom control leads to an interface that sustains an internal electric field, an innovative property with promise in the energy conversion and storage
optoelectronic

ORNL researchers stack the odds for novel optoelectronic 2D materials 

Stacking layers of nanometer-thin semiconducting materials at different angles is a new approach to designing the next generation of energy-efficient transistors and solar cells....
Transportation

Alternative Fuels Need More Than Hype to Drive Transportation Market 

Quick Summary 30 years of alternative fuel hype have failed to deliver sales Public attention has jumped from one alternative fuel to the next since the...
Electrocatalysis

Govt Labs Team Up To Develop More Affordable Fuel Cell Components

Researchers at the U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE) Argonne and Los Alamos national laboratories have teamed up to support a DOE initiative through the...
electronic devices

Spinning Better Electronic Devices

Researchers demonstrate a proof-of-concept device that could take advantage of spin of electrons to potentially create more energy efficient electronic devices
Carbon nanotubes

Carbon nanotubes improve metal’s longevity under radiation

Aluminum used in nuclear reactors and other harsh environments may last longer with new treatment.
tata power

UCLA researchers to help Tata Power in India deliver energy more...

Advanced technologies will enable utility to serve more people in developing countries
Electron-beam Imaging

New Form of Electron-beam Imaging Can See Elements that are ‘Invisible’...

Berkeley Lab-pioneered ‘MIDI-STEM’ produces high-resolution views of lightweight atoms
nuclear waste

Research Demonstrates That Air Data Can Be Used to Reconstruct Radiological...

New research from North Carolina State University demonstrates that experts can use data from air sampling technology to not only detect radiological releases, but...
energy, Transformational Energy Technologies, High-Performance Solar Power, arpa-e, REFUEL

$1.25 Billion In Private Follow-On Funding For Transformational Energy Technologies

DOE Looks to Mission Innovation to Further Energy R&D as ARPA-E Technologies Continue to Demonstrate Technical and Commercial Impact 
thermionic

Modernizing a Technology From the Vacuum Tube Era To Generate Cheap...

Berkeley Lab scientists look to thermionic energy conversion to provide clean and efficient power generation.
methane

California Blowout Led to Largest U.S. Methane Release Ever

The Aliso Canyon natural gas well blowout, first reported on Oct. 23, 2015, released over 100,000 tons of the powerful greenhouse gas methane before the...
climate change

New Study Details the Searing Future of Extreme Heat

The difference between the projected twenty year return value of the hottest daily maximum temperatures under the RCP8.5 (no mitigation policy to human emissions...
Paint-on Coating

Berkeley Lab Scientists Developing Paint-on Coating for Energy Efficient Windows

Low-cost coating would disrupt the building retrofit market and potentially save billions in electricity.