Dual membrane offers hope for long-term energy storage

Journal Reference: Yuhua Xia, Mengzheng Ouyang, Vladimir Yufit, Rui Tan, Anna Regoutz, Anqi Wang, Wenjie Mao, Barun Chakrabarti, Ashkan Kavei, Qilei Song, Anthony R. Kucernak, Nigel P. Brandon. A cost-effective alkaline polysulfide-air redox flow battery enabled by a dual-membrane cell architecture. Nature Communications, 2022; 13 (1) DOI: 10.1038/s41467-022-30044-w The team of engineers and chemists have … Read more

Neuroscientists identify mechanism for long term memory storage

Journal Reference: Snehajyoti Chatterjee, Ethan Bahl, Utsav Mukherjee, Emily N. Walsh, Mahesh Shivarama Shetty, Amy L. Yan, Yann Vanrobaeys, Joseph D. Lederman, K. Peter Giese, Jacob Michaelson, Ted Abel. Endoplasmic reticulum chaperone genes encode effectors of long-term memory. Science Advances, 2022; 8 (12) DOI: 10.1126/sciadv.abm6063 While working to understand how memories are formed and stored … Read more

A unified theory of electrochemical energy storage: Bridging batteries and supercapacitors

Journal Reference: Simon Fleischmann, Yuan Zhang, Xuepeng Wang, Peter T. Cummings, Jianzhong Wu, Patrice Simon, Yury Gogotsi, Volker Presser, Veronica Augustyn. Continuous transition from double-layer to Faradaic charge storage in confined electrolytes. Nature Energy, 2022; DOI: 10.1038/s41560-022-00993-z In a perspective paper, recently published in the journal Nature Energy, researchers from Drexel University, North Carolina State … Read more

Innovative solution for thermal energy storage

Journal Reference: Wuchen Fu, Xiao Yan, Yashraj Gurumukhi, Vivek S. Garimella, William P. King, Nenad Miljkovic. High power and energy density dynamic phase change materials using pressure-enhanced close contact melting. Nature Energy, 2022; DOI: 10.1038/s41560-022-00986-y Experimental apparatus showing the piston used to apply pressure to the PCM within the container; the heat source (heating pads) … Read more

Researchers map magnetic fields in 3D, findings could improve device storage capacity

Journal Reference: Kodai Niitsu, Yizhou Liu, Alexander C. Booth, Xiuzhen Yu, Nitish Mathur, Matthew J. Stolt, Daisuke Shindo, Song Jin, Jiadong Zang, Naoto Nagaosa, Yoshinori Tokura. Geometrically stabilized skyrmionic vortex in FeGe tetrahedral nanoparticles. Nature Materials, 2022; 21 (3): 305 DOI: 10.1038/s41563-021-01186-x “The number three really represents a breakthrough in this field,” said Jiadong Zang, … Read more

Chaining atoms together yields quantum storage

Journal Reference: Andrei Ruskuc, Chun-Ju Wu, Jake Rochman, Joonhee Choi, Andrei Faraon. Nuclear spin-wave quantum register for a solid-state qubit. Nature, 2022; 602 (7897): 408 DOI: 10.1038/s41586-021-04293-6 The new system relies on nuclear spins — the angular momentum of an atom’s nucleus — oscillating collectively as a spin wave. This collective oscillation effectively chains up … Read more

Chemical reactions enhance efficiency of key energy storage method

Journal Reference: Fuqiong Lei, David Korba, Wei Huang, Kelvin Randhir, Like Li, Nick AuYeung. Thermochemical heat recuperation for compressed air energy storage. Energy Conversion and Management, 2021; 250: 114889 DOI: 10.1016/j.enconman.2021.114889 Moving toward net-zero carbon emissions means dealing with the intermittent, unpredictable nature of green power sources such as wind and solar and also overcoming … Read more

Safer carbon capture and storage

Journal Reference: R. L. Tyne, P. H. Barry, M. Lawson, D. J. Byrne, O. Warr, H. Xie, D. J. Hillegonds, M. Formolo, Z. M. Summers, B. Skinner, J. M. Eiler, C. J. Ballentine. Rapid microbial methanogenesis during CO2 storage in hydrocarbon reservoirs. Nature, 2021; 600 (7890): 670 DOI: 10.1038/s41586-021-04153-3 The UK government recently selected four … Read more