Tag Materials

Pulling needles out of haystacks: With computation, researchers identify promising solid oxide fuel cell materials

February 22, 2018

Using advanced computational methods, UW–Madison materials scientists have discovered new materials that could bring widespread commercial use of solid oxide fuel cells closer to reality.

New technique could slash energy use in making silicon

October 13, 2017

A chemistry professor has come up with a more sustainable way to make silicon at much lower temperatures for the kind of advanced batteries used in electronics such as phones, cameras and laptop computers.

Tiny high-performance solar cells turn power generation sideways

August 3, 2016

The miniature solar panels could power myriad personal devices — wearable medical sensors, smartwatches, even autofocusing contact lenses.