Stanford Institute for Materials & Energy Sciences (SIMES)
Silicon chips can store data in billionths of a second, but phase-change memory could be 1,000 times faster, while using less energy and requiring less space.
An interdisciplinary team has developed a way to track how particles charge and discharge at the nanoscale, an advance that will lead to better batteries for all sorts of mobile applications.
The White House announced $50 million in funding for ‘Battery500’, a five year effort, as part of a package of initiatives to accelerate adoption of electric vehicles in the U.S.
Now the startup, Lumeras LLC, has a viable commercial product, and scientists have a new tool for studying the behavior of complex materials.
Yi Cui and colleagues have developed new ways to improve hydrogen production and rechargeable zinc batteries.
A new device at the Department of Energy’s SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory allows researchers to explore the properties and dynamics of molecules with circularly polarized, or spiraling, light.
Precisely flawed nanodiamonds could produce next-generation tools for imaging and communications.
Many technologies rely upon nanomaterials that can absorb or release atoms quickly and repeatedly. New work provides a first look inside these phase-changing nanoparticles.
Laser light exposes the properties of materials used in batteries and electronics.
Adding pressure could improve the performance of solar cells made of perovskites, a promising photovoltaic material.