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Graphene Film Shows Higher Conductivity Than Graphite Film

06/21/2018

Researchers at Chalmers University of Technology, Sweden, have developed a graphene assembled film that has over 60 percent higher thermal conductivity than graphite film - despite the fact that graphite simply consists of many layers of graphene. The graphene film shows great potential as a novel

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Electron Sandwich Doubles Thermoelectric Performance

06/20/2018

Researchers more than doubled the ability of a material to convert heat into electricity, which could help reduce the amount of wasted heat, and thus wasted fossil fuel, in daily activities and industries. Researchers from Hokkaido University and their colleagues in Japan and Taiwan

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Evaluation Method for the Impact of Wind Power Fluctuation on Power System Quality

06/20/2018

Abrupt changes of wind power generation output are a source of severe damage to power systems. Researchers at Kyoto University developed a stochastic modeling method that enables to evaluate the impact of such phenomena. The feature of the method lies in its significant computational effectiveness

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Could This Material Enable Autonomous Vehicles to Come to Market Sooner?

06/19/2018

One of the leading challenges for autonomous vehicles is to ensure that they can detect and sense objects--even through dense fog. Compared to the current visible light-based cameras, infrared cameras can offer much better visibility through the fog, smoke or tiny particles that can scatter the

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TDK Named a Clarivate Analytics Top 100 Global Innovator

06/19/2018

TDK Corporation announced that it has been selected as one of the 2017 Top 100 Global Innovators (http://top100innovators.clarivate.com/content/tdk) by Clarivate Analytics (formerly the Intellectual Property and Science

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Ground-Breaking Discoveries Could Create Superior Alloys With Many Applications

06/19/2018

Many current and future technologies require alloys that can withstand high temperatures without corroding. Now, researchers at Chalmers University of Technology, Sweden, have hailed a major breakthrough in understanding how alloys behave at high temperatures, pointing the way to significant improvements

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XP Power acquisition of Glassman High Voltage expands addressable market and product portfolio

06/18/2018

XP Power announced that it has acquired the business and assets of Glassman High Voltage Inc., a US-based designer and manufacturer of high voltage, high power, power supplies.  

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Is The Energy-Storing Solar Cell Soon to be Reality?

06/15/2018

How to store solar energy is the central challenge facing the energy reform. Alongside traditional solutions - such as solar cells or batteries - creative chemical concepts for storing energy are paving the way for entirely new opportunities. Intramolecular reactions are making it possible for

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DOE to cut Solar Tower Costs by Pairing Novel Techs With sCO2 Loop

06/15/2018

The US Department of Energy (DOE) has announced $72 million in funding of three novel pathways aimed at raising temperature and efficiency in order to lower costs for three Concentrating Solar Power (CSP) tower technologies over the next five years. The three technology pathways, comprising

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Tempel Changzhou Opens State-of-the-Art Automotive Focus Factory

06/13/2018

CHICAGO, IL – Tempel Steel Co. has announced a new dedicated state-of-the-art facility on the Tempel Changzhou campus that specializes in high-technology, complex automotive laminations and motor cores. The approximately 30,000 square foot facility will be operational by Fall 2018.

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