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Candy cane supercapacitor could enable fast charging of mobile phones

Candy cane supercapacitor could enable fast charging of mobile phones

Aug 17, 2017 United Kingdom
Supercapacitors promise recharging of phones and other devices in seconds and minutes as opposed to hours for batteries. But current technologies are not usually flexible, have insufficient capacities, and for many their performance quickly degrades with charging cycles.
Flexible batteries power the future of wearable technology

Flexible batteries power the future of wearable technology

Aug 15, 2017 United Kingdom
The rapid development of wearable technology has received another boost from a new development using graphene for printed electronic devices.
IV and cellular fluids power flexible batteries

IV and cellular fluids power flexible batteries

Aug 14, 2017 China
Researchers in China have engineered bendable batteries that can run on body-inspired liquids such as normal IV saline solution and cell-culture medium.
Partnership on thin-film rechargeable solid state batteries

Partnership on thin-film rechargeable solid state batteries

Aug 11, 2017 United States
The Battery Innovation Center has announced BrightVolt as a substantial new partner.
Molecular movie exposes perovskite solar cell's inner workings

Molecular movie exposes perovskite solar cell's inner workings

Aug 8, 2017 United States
A 'molecular movie' has revealed how perovskite solar cells respond to light. The work could help to explain why these structures are so adept at converting light into electricity.
Superstretchable, supercompressible supercapacitors

Superstretchable, supercompressible supercapacitors

Jul 5, 2017 China
To make supercapacitors fit for future electrics demands like, for example, wearables and paper electronics researchers are searching for ways to endow them with mechanical flexibility.
Screen-printed batteries for renewables on the way

Screen-printed batteries for renewables on the way

Jun 29, 2017 Australia
Ultra-thin, flexible screen-printed batteries for cheap portable devices and intermittent renewable energy are closer to reality.
Students print their way to new and powerful supercapacitors

Students print their way to new and powerful supercapacitors

Jun 20, 2017 Netherlands
Student have tripled the specific capacitance of nitrogen-doped carbons: new materials with potential applications in fast energy storage.
Highly crystalline organic-inorganic perovskite films for solar cells

Highly crystalline organic-inorganic perovskite films for solar cells

May 30, 2017 1 Russia
A new method allows scientists to obtain highly crystalline organic-inorganic perovskite films for solar cells.
Printed, flexible and rechargeable battery can power wearable sensors

Printed, flexible and rechargeable battery can power wearable sensors

May 26, 2017 6 United States
Nanoengineers have developed the first printed battery that is flexible, stretchable and rechargeable. The zinc batteries could be used to power everything from wearable sensors to solar cells and other kinds of electronics.
Printable solar cells just got a little closer

Printable solar cells just got a little closer

Feb 24, 2017 Canada
This alternative solar technology could lead to low-cost, printable solar panels capable of turning nearly any surface into a power generator.