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Crumpled sheets of graphene.
New graphene ultracapacitors have five times the energy density of current commercial devices, thanks to the increased surface area of the "crumpled" graphene nanomaterial.
Date: 12/08/2010
Type: Article
Technologies: Materials, Energy Storage
California buildings
Will California's statewide green building codes advance energy-efficient construction or undermine stricter standards like LEED? The CALGreen codes promote efficiency without the costs of third-party certification, but critics note that the standards are prescriptive rather than performance-based.
Date: 01/06/2011
Type: Article
Technologies: Buildings, Materials
Date: 01/20/2011
Type: Video
Technologies: Materials
SmartHome Cleveland
SmartHome Cleveland will be 90% more efficient than a typical home, thanks to its heavily-insulated SIPs wall system, high-performance windows, heat recovery ventilator, and airtight building envelope.
Date: 01/26/2011
Type: Blog, Photos
Laptop charger
Institute faculty member's start-up says gallium nitride could make power electronics more efficient.
Date: 02/24/2011
Type: Article
New materials for adsorption chilling
New materials developed at the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory improve adsorption chilling and could make practical air conditioners and refrigerators that use little or no electricity.
Date: 03/30/2011
Type: Article
Technologies: Buildings, HVAC, Materials
Raven Window
A new nanomaterial coating from RavenBrick Windows allows windows to regulate the solar energy passing through them in response to outdoor temperatures.
Date: 04/13/2011
Type: Blog
Technologies: Buildings, Materials
aerogel
Greentech Media puts Aspen Aerogel's energy-efficient insulation to the test and discusses the future of aerogels in commercial building and housing applications.
Date: 04/27/2011
Type: Article, Video
Technologies: Buildings, Materials
University of Pennsylvania engineers have proposed the possibility of 'two-dimensional' metamaterials that could be achieved by controlling the conductivity of sheets of graphene.
Date: 06/09/2011
Type: News
Tags: graphene
New ranking shows shows the impact UCSB is having in the areas of materials for energy production & storage, next generation microelectronics, and medically relevant biomaterials.
Date: 07/11/2011
Type: News

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