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Faculty Focus: Shah Seeks Real-World Solutions
Sanjay Shah sees the potential of solar energy use in livestock barn heating, not only for reducing heating fuel use but also improving the indoor air quality. So he is working to test a low-cost solar air heating technology that could have an immediate impact on poultry and pig producers.
Thin Layers of Water Hold Promise for the Energy Storage of the Future
Researchers have found that incorporating atomically thin layers of water into a material makes it able to store and deliver energy much more quickly.
From Atoms to Batteries to the Workforce of the Future: Why Research Matters
If you want to build a cell-phone battery as thin as paper that powers your phone for a week, or have an electric vehicle like the Tesla go 500 miles on a single charge and recharge in just 10 minutes, you will have to start thinking small.
Driving Toward More Efficient Solar Cells
NC State physicist Kenan Gundogdu was part of an international team that produced organic solar cells with fast charge separation and low voltage loss.
Molecular-like Photochemistry from Semiconductor Nanocrystals
NC State researchers are making huge advances in photochemistry, with implications for everything from solar energy conversion to light therapy for cancer treatment.
Domain Size and Purity Key to Efficient Organic Solar Cells
As solar energy becomes more popular, the drive to create more efficient, less expensive solar cells increases. Solar energy is abundant, but the devices we use to collect that energy have an efficiency problem – currently, the most efficient polymer-based […]
Researchers Boost Wireless Power Transfer With Magnetic Field Enhancement
Research shows that passing wireless power transfer through a magnetic resonance field enhancer – which can be as simple as a copper loop – can boost the transfer efficiency by at least 100 percent as compared to transferring through air alone.
Distributed Technique for Power ‘Scheduling’ Advances Smart Grid Concept
Researchers have developed a new technique for “scheduling” energy in electric grids that advances the smart grid concept by coordinating the energy being produced and stored by conventional and renewable sources.
The Rolf Buchdahl Lecture on Science, Technology, and Values
2013-2014 Buchdahl Lecture: Thursday, September 26, 2013 — 7:30-9:00 PM Park Shops Room 210, 101 Current Drive, NCSU North Campus (Building #33 on North campus...
Research Triangle Cluster-wide Community: You're invited to our BBQ August 29th!
Power up “your cells” with some Carolina ‘que! Please join the Research Triangle Cleantech Cluster and the Duke University Energy Initiative for BBQ and brews...