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December 06, 2016
NASA Research Helps Take Silver-Zinc Batteries from Idea to the Shelf
Washington DC (SPX) Dec 02, 2016
We often imagine that inventions are born whole: a eureka moment that changes history. But that's rarely how it happens. One technology that exemplifies the long, hard slog of creation is the silver-zinc battery, more than two centuries in the making. Today, the battery, which offers more energy per ounce than any other battery couple, is finally making inroads in the consumer market as a rechargeable hearing aid battery - with potential for much more. Its story, featured in the latest issue of NA ... read more

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Quantum obstacle course changes material from superconductor to insulator
Researchers from Brown University have demonstrated an unusual method of putting the brakes on superconductivity, the ability of a material to conduct an electrical current with zero resistance. The ... more
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New process produces hydrogen at much lower temperature
Waseda University researchers have developed a new method for producing hydrogen, which is fast, irreversible, and takes place at much lower temperature using less energy. This innovation is expecte ... more
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Physicists spell 'AV' by manipulating Abrikosov vortices
A nanophotonics group lead by Prof. Brahim Lounis of the University of Bordeaux and including scientists from MIPT has performed a unique experiment involving the optical manipulation of individual ... more
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The fusion reactor that employs a liquid metal shower
In a magnetic field confinement fusion reactor, we maintain the high-temperature plasma through the magnetic field lines by floating the plasma apart from a vessel. However, there forms inevitably a ... more
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Hydrogen in your pocket? New plastic for carrying and storing hydrogen
A Waseda University (Tokyo) research group has developed a polymer which can store hydrogen in a light, compact and flexible sheet, and is safe to touch even when filled with hydrogen gas. Alt ... more
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Researchers report new thermoelectric material with high power factors
With energy conservation expected to play a growing role in managing global demand, materials and methods that make better use of existing sources of energy have become increasingly important. Resea ... more
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Glow-in-the-dark dye could fuel liquid-based batteries
Could a glow-in-the-dark dye be the next advancement in energy storage technology? Scientists at the University at Buffalo think so. They have identified a fluorescent dye called BODIPY as an ideal ... more
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EAST achieves longest steady-state H-mode pperations
Celebrating the tenth anniversary of physics operation since 2006, recent 11th EAST (Experimental Advanced Superconducting Tokamak) campaign reached a milestone in the exploration of advanced operat ... more
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First observations of tongue deformation of plasma
Aiming for the achievement of fusion energy, research on confining a high temperature, high density plasma in a magnetic field is being conducted around the world. In a plasma confined by the toroid ... more
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Battery cars a better choice for reducing emissions than fuel cells
Many communities would be better off investing in electric vehicles that run on batteries instead of hydrogen fuel cells, in part because the hydrogen infrastructure provides few additional energy b ... more
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Bottlebrush polymers make dielectric elastomers viable for use in devices
A multi-institutional research team has developed a new electroactive polymer material that can change shape and size when exposed to a relatively small electric field. The advance overcomes two lon ... more
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Salty batteries
Smartphones, laptops, electric cars--whatever the device, an efficient battery is high on any user's wish list. The search for the next-generation battery has recently focused on sodium- oxygen batt ... more
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PPPL physicists build diagnostic that measures plasma velocity in real time
Physicists at the U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE) Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory (PPPL) have developed a diagnostic that provides crucial real-time information about the ultrahot plasma swirl ... more
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Making high-performance batteries from junkyard scraps
Take some metal scraps from the junkyard; put them in a glass jar with a common household chemical; and, voila, you have a high-performance battery. "Imagine that the tons of metal waste disca ... more
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Shoring up the power grid - with DIY scrap-metal batteries
With residential solar energy ramping up, consumers are looking for ways to store extra energy without breaking the bank. To help solve this problem, a team of scientists has come up with a novel po ... more
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Lithium ion extraction
The increasing usage of lithium for batteries or high-performance metals requires improved extraction techniques of lithium from primary sources such as salt lake brines. Chinese ... more
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Physicists induce superconductivity in non-superconducting materials
Researchers at the University of Houston have reported a new method for inducing superconductivity in non-superconducting materials, demonstrating a concept proposed decades ago but never proven. ... more
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High-storage sodium ion batteries
The mechanism of sodium ion storage in an important two-dimensional material could be a simpler and less toxic route to cheaper batteries, a team of KAUST researchers discovered. Lithium ion b ... more
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A disappearing feast: Mean flows remain slim after eating eddies
Magnetic confinement fusion holds the promise of almost limitless amounts of energy, available on demand and producing zero carbon dioxide. But in order to harness that energy, we must trap plasma- ... more
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Launching fusion reactions without a central magnet, or solenoid
The tokamak is an experimental chamber that holds a gas of energetic charged particles, plasma, for developing energy production from nuclear fusion. Most large tokamaks create the plasma with solen ... more
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Next-generation smartphone battery inspired by the gut
Researchers have developed a prototype of a next-generation lithium-sulphur battery which takes its inspiration in part from the cells lining the human intestine. The batteries, if commercially deve ... more
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General atomics breakthrough enables greater control of fusion energy
Researchers working at the DIII-D National Fusion Facility at General Atomics (GA) have created an important new tool for controlling fusion plasmas that are hotter than the sun. Energy and mo ... more
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From Germany comes a new twist for fusion research
This past year saw the commissioning and initial operation of a new large-scale plasma experiment, the Wendelstein 7-X (W7-X) in Greifswald, Germany. Designed, constructed, and operated by the Max-P ... more
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Fusion reactor designs with 'long legs' show promise
Magnetic fusion is all about managing the interface between hot plasma and ordinary materials. The strong magnetic field in a tokamak- the vessel used in this fusion approach- is a very effective in ... more
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