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The Chemistry of Metal-Ion Batteries Liam Critchley
Li-ion batteries have become a staple component of modern technologies. Li-ion batteries are part of the metal-ion batteries classification. Metal-ion batteries are comprised of many different batteries, varying by chemical make-up and the electrochemical reactions performed within the battery.

The Chemistry Behind Thin Film Solar Cells Liam Critchley
The distinct types of thin film solar cells have different working principles based on their fundamental chemistry. All thin film solar cells work differently from conventional inorganic solar cells, and even though their efficiencies are not as high, they have other benefits.

The Chemistry Behind Inorganic Solar Cells Liam Critchley
Inorganic solar cells are the most common and efficient solar cells and rely on many different aspects of chemistry to function. Without chemistry, it would not be possible to create the internal current generation mechanisms that enable solar cells to harness sunlight, and here we explain how.

Using 2D Materials in Photo-Harvesting Applications Liam Critchley
As society looks toward more ways of harvesting our natural environment, 2D materials offer a way to efficiently harvest solar rays into a usable output. 2D materials use light to create energy via advanced solar cells, producing hydrogen fuel and facilitating advanced cancer treatments.

Using 2D Materials to Create Water Energy-Harvesting Devices Liam Critchley
Designers can use 2D materials to develop different water-harvesting applications beyond the mainstream tidal and hydroelectric power harvesting process. These include harvesting energy from salinity gradients where water bodies meet and harvesting energy from rainfall and other water motions.

2D Materials in Piezoelectric Nanogenerators (PENGs) Liam Critchley
The piezoelectric effect is not only a common phenomenon in bulk inorganic materials; it is also observed in select 2D materials. This blog explores how designers can use 2D materials capable of generating a piezoelectric charge in a range of nanogenerators (PENGs) for powering small-scale devices.

2D Materials in Triboelectric Nanogenerators (TENGs) Liam Critchley
The inherent thinness, active surface, and mechanical properties of 2D materials have the potential to create more efficient and longer-lasting TENG devices for powering small-scale electronics.

Power Integration for Renewable Energy Efficiency Adam Kimmel
Integrating renewable energy sources can reduce emissions, improve asset utilization, and add resiliency and reliability to energy production. But society will need multiple sources to deliver consistent, high-quality, cost-effective power.

New Tech Tuesdays: Energy Storage Solutions That Keep Us Powered Up Tommy Cummings
In this week's New Tech Tuesday, we'll look at new products from HARTING, Vishay / BC Components, and Renesas Electronics that address energy storage solutions.

Achieve Cost-Optimized Renewable Energy Harvesting Adam Kimmel
Renewable energy is at the forefront of global decarbonization efforts. Using green sources of energy that do not contain carbon, engineers have defined a path for infinite on-grid distributed power that does not harm the environment. Self-powering devices are the key to economic viability, and they significantly reduce replacement costs for the consumer while moving closer to a renewable landscape.

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