Liquid-based Batteries Could Run On Fluorescent Dye

A glow-in-the-dark dye be the next advancement in energy storage technology, say scientists at the University at Buffalo. They have fingered a fluorescent dye called boron-dipyrromethene as an ideal material for stockpiling energy in rechargeable, liquid-based batteries that could one day power cars and homes. Boron-dipyrromethene (BODIPY) shines brightly in the dark under a black [...]

MXene Nanoscale Liquid Environment Analysis A First

Fusing theoretical calculations with advanced in-situ microscopy, researchers at Oak Ridge National Laboratory have found important clues to the properties of a promising next-generation energy storage material for supercapacitors and batteries. Nina Balke, one of a team of researchers working with Drexel University’s Yury Gogotsi in the FIRST Center, a DOE Office of Science Energy [...]

Asymmetric Scattering in Superconductor Dopants

Recently scientists have uncovered materials that can be converted from magnetic insulators or metals into Superconductors, capable of carrying electrical current with no energy loss. It is an extremely promising concept for zero-resistance electronics, energy-storage and transmission systems. Currently, in addition to keeping the materials very cold, a major step to achieving superconductivity is to [...]