The world’s biggest lithium battery farm

The plant in the US state of California stores enough energy to power 20,000 homes for four hours. Published in: Published in: BBC science and technology

MIT researchers collaborate with Lamborghini to develop an electric car of the future

Members of the MIT community who passed through the Stata Center courtyard last week likely found it hard not to notice the Lamborghini parked there as if it were visiting from the future. The car’s name — Terzo Millenio — says it all.…

Show the flow

When it comes to teaching, seeing is a key to believing, or at least understanding. That’s is the guiding principle of a new class, 1.079 (Rock-on-a-Chip), dedicated to exploring multiphase flow in porous media. “This course is an opportunity to teach this subject…

Ru decorated with NiCoP: an efficient and durable hydrogen evolution reaction electrocatalyst in both acidic and alkaline conditions

Chem. Commun., 2017, Accepted ManuscriptDOI: 10.1039/C7CC08340H, CommunicationSuli Liu, Qinpu Liu, Yun Lv, Biyao Chen, Quan Zhou, Lei Wang, Qiuhui Zheng, Chenjing Che, Changyun ChenThe construction of a high efficiently and stable catalyst for use in electrochemical hydrogen generation has great significance for renewable…

A Novel Tin Hybrid Nano-Composite with Double Nets of Carbon Matrixes as a Stable Anode in Lithium Ion Batteries

Chem. Commun., 2017, Accepted ManuscriptDOI: 10.1039/C7CC08109J, CommunicationJinyun Liu, Xirong Lin, Xi Chen, Zihan Shen, Miaofang Chi, Junjie Niu, Huigang Zhang, Jiarui Huang, Jin-Jin LiA novel battery hybrid composite anode consisting of tin nanoparticles encapsulated by double nets of carbon matrixes is presented. The…

Polyaniline Derived N-Doped Carbon-Coated Cobalt Phosphide Nanoparticles Deposited on N-Doped Graphene as an Efficient Electrocatalyst for Hydrogen Evolution Reaction

Abstract The development of highly efficient and durable non-noble metal electrocatalysts for the hydrogen evolution reaction (HER) is significant for clean and renewable energy research. This work reports the synthesis of N-doped graphene nanosheets supported N-doped carbon coated cobalt phosphide (CoP) nanoparticles via…

Variable Texture of Few-Layer Ordered Macroporous Carbon for High-performance Electrochemical Capacitor

J. Mater. Chem. A, 2017, Accepted ManuscriptDOI: 10.1039/C7TA09633J, CommunicationFeng Xu, Peng Sun, Meng Qian, Tianquan Lin, Fu Qiang HuangFew-layer carbon with an interconnected ordered macroporous structure have unique attributes appealing to many applications in energy storage, catalyst support, and thermal management. But to-date…

Co3O4 Functionalized Porous Carbon Nanotube Oxygen- Cathode to Promote Li2O2 Surface Growth for Improved Cycling Stability in Li-O2 Batteries

J. Mater. Chem. A, 2017, Accepted ManuscriptDOI: 10.1039/C7TA09932K, PaperYin Zhou, Zhiyang Lyu, Liangjun Wang, Wenhao Dong, Wenrui Dai, Xinhang Cui, Zhongkai Hao, Min Lai, Chen WeiRechargeable non-aqueous Li-O2 battery shows great potential as an attractive energy storage system due to its ultrahigh theoretical…

Cellulose nanofibril/boron nitride nanosheet composites with enhanced energy density and thermal stability by interfibrillar cross-linking through Ca2+

J. Mater. Chem. A, 2017, Accepted ManuscriptDOI: 10.1039/C7TA08188J, PaperJunwei Yang, Haian Xie, Hao Chen, Zhuqun Shi, Tao Wu, Quanling Yang, Chuanxi XiongFlexible and eco-friendly dielectric materials with high energy density and breakdown strength have promising applications in energy storage devices. Here, cellulose nanofibril/boron…

Tesla unveils big rig that can travel 800km on one charge

Production for the lorry is set to begin in 2019 for the US, while the Roadster won’t be available until the following year. The company has spent more than a decade making cars – and, more recently, solar panels – and is now…