Energy Efficiency

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Current Battery Recycling Processes for Electric Vehicles
The U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE) Argonne National Laboratory has collaborated with the Faraday Institution in a newly released Nature review of challenges and opportunities associated with recycling lithium-ion batteries in electric vehicles
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Date:
11/10/2019
Cage Molecules = Sieves for Hydrogen Isotope Separation
A new hybrid material developed by scientists at the University of Liverpool may bring the dream of carbon-free nuclear fusion power a step closer. The separation of hydrogen's three isotopes (hydrogen, deuterium, and tritium) is of key importance for fusion power technology, but current technologies
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Date:
11/02/2019
Super Barrier Rectifiers Deliver Design-Free Efficiency

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Figure 1. Simplified Schematic of Buck-Boost LED Driver for DRL Application

Successive generations of power-semiconductor devices based on existing technologies strive to deliver incremental improvements in energy efficiency. Now there is a device, realized through proprietary technology, that enables power supplies to achieve a significant leap forward in performance and efficiency—the
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Date:
11/01/2019

New Li-Ion Rechargeable Battery in Capacitor Form Factor

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Figure 1 – A comparison of the volume energy densities of Nichicon’s electric double layer capacitors (EDLC) vs its small li-ion rechargeable batteries.

Nichicon has a new Li-ion rechargeable battery that can be directly mounted onto circuit boards without any special fixtures. This new product line is called the SLB series. This new SLB series have some of the characteristics of both rechargeable Li-ion batteries and EDLC’s making them viable alternatives
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Date:
11/01/2019