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Notable & Newsworthy

June 2016
Neutron diffraction studies reveal origins of deterioration in lithium batteries

Top left: schematic diagram and cell environment for the in situ experiment using an 18650 cell in the SPICA diffractometer, with examples of the data analysis using the data analysis program developed in the present study. A schematic diagram shows the flow chart of the analysis process for the automatic refinement cycle.

Researchers use diffraction data from pulsed high-intensity neutrons to understand the reactions that deteriorate lithium batteries during operation. Despite the commercialisation of rechargeable lithium batteries in 1991, improvements to the reliability, safety, and long-term stability are still needed for
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06/30/2016
Powin Energy, a leading designer and developer of safe and scalable energy storage solutions for utilities, C&I, and EV fast-charging stations, announced that their proprietary Battery Pack Operating System(bp-OS) has been awarded United States Patent and Trademark office patent number US20140015469 A1,
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06/29/2016
Tesla aims to speed clean energy transition with Solar City Deal

Tesla announced it has made an offer to buy SolarCity

For Elon Musk, it was “kind of an obvious thing to do.” Recently, energy storage and electric vehicle provider Tesla announced it has made an offer to buy SolarCity, the largest residential solar installer in the United States. The move would turn Tesla into a vertically-integrated clean energy company,
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06/29/2016

Novel Bifacial Cell technology to enhance energy yield of PV modules

bifacial n-PERT (BiPERT) solar cell

Imec, a leading nano-electronics research center and partner in Energyville, will present at this week’s Intersolar Europe/EU PVSEC a highly efficient bifacial n-PERT (BiPERT) solar cell featuring a bifaciality value close to 100%. With a rear cell efficiency close to the efficiency measured from the front
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06/23/2016
Tesla’s mission has always been tied to sustainability. We seek to accelerate the world’s transition to sustainable transportation by offering increasingly affordable electric vehicles. And in March 2015, we launched Tesla Energy, which through the Powerwall and Powerpack allow homeowners, business owners
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06/22/2016
At the 2016 Symposia on VLSI Technology & Circuits, nano-electronics research center imec presented junction-less gate-all-around (GAA) nanowire (NW) FETs built in lateral and vertical configurations. With their simplified processing, improved reliability, reduced low frequency noise and lower IOFF values,
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06/16/2016
Reuters - Switzerland's Daetwyler Holding AG has agreed to buy Britain's Premier Farnell Plc in a cash deal valuing the maker of the Raspberry Pi mini computer at 792 million pounds ($1.12 billion) including debt. Explaining the reasons for the deal, Daetwyler said the two electrical components distributors
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06/15/2016
Hoffmann + Krippner unveils wire-free polymer strain gage printed onto a PCB

P-DMS Wire-free Polymer Strain Gage

Hoffmann + Krippner announced that their new P-DMS Polymer Strain Gage is now shipping. This compact and cost-effective solution for measuring pressure is based on Hoffmann + Krippner’s industry leading and patented sensor paste technology printed onto a PCB board. Extremely sensitive to slight
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06/14/2016
Wildcat Discovery Technologies, a technology company using high-throughput methods to develop improved battery materials, is pleased to announce the discovery of its new SuperTemp electrolyte technology. SuperTemp reduces cell impedance (ASI) by 40% at low temperatures of -25oC and by 30% during 60oC
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06/13/2016
Model railroad maker transforms market with introduction of Bluetooth low energy trains

Touchscreen smartphone and tablet control is enriching the enjoyment of a traditional hobby

Nordic Semiconductor announced that one of the world's oldest and largest traditional model railroad and train manufacturers, Bachmann Trains, is employing Nordic Semiconductor Bluetooth® low energy (previously known as Bluetooth Smart) nRF51822 Systems-on-Chip (SoCs) at the heart of its E-Z App system.
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06/06/2016
Health food just took on a whole new meaning. Engineers have created an edible supercapacitor that can wipe out E. coli or power a camera from inside the body. Foods like activated charcoal, gold leaf, Gatorade, seaweed, egg white, cheese, gelatin and barbecue sauce can store and conduct electricity. Sandwich
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06/06/2016
Cut-2-Size backlighting kit from Lumitex is ideal for prototype devices

Cut-2-Size Backlighting Kit

Lumitex, a leader in thin, engineered lighting solutions, announced the availability of its first-ever, innovative Cut-2-Size Backlighting Kit. Created for design engineers who need quick prototype backlighting for membrane switches, keypads, overlays, LCDs or other graphics displays, the Cut-2-Size Backlighting
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06/02/2016
Handheld instrument sent into space to launch R&S Scope Rider competition

R&S Scope Rider

Rohde & Schwarz today launched a competition to find the most innovative use for its recently announced R&S Scope Rider, the rugged portable oscilloscope with lab performance. Ten shortlisted entrants will each receive a GoPro Hero4 silver camera to make a video of their idea, and the overall winner
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06/01/2016
World's first grid-connected tidal array almost complete

One of OpenHydro's turbines is tested before being lowered into the ocean

UPI - A French energy company is a step closer to bringing the world's first grid-­connected tidal array online. Over the weekend, the second of two turbines was lowered into the water off the coast of Brittany. The first turbine was installed in January. The Paimpol-Bréhat tidal array
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06/01/2016

 



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