Topic: Energy storage

Enhanced Electrical Energy Storage May Result from Research at The University of Texas at Austin

May 12, 2011

Researchers at The University of Texas at Austin's Cockrell School of Engineering have created a new porous, three-dimensional carbon that can be used as a greatly enhanced supercapacitor, holding promise for energy storage in everything from energy grids and electric cars to consumer electronics.

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ConocoPhillips CEO James Mulva to Address Energy Forum

Jan. 31, 2011

Event: The University of Texas at Austin Energy Forum is a student-initiated two-day conference that brings together a cross-section of the university's faculty, students and staff alongside industry, government and NGO partners.

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Electron Switch Between Molecules Points Way to New High-Powered Organic Batteries

Sept. 15, 2010

The development of new organic batteries -- lightweight energy storage devices that work without the need for toxic heavy metals -- has a brighter future now that chemists have discovered a new way to pass electrons back and forth between two molecules.

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New Graphene-Based Material Clarifies Graphite Oxide Chemistry

Sept. 25, 2008

A new "graphene-based" material that helps solve the structure of graphite oxide and could lead to other potential discoveries of the one-atom thick substance called graphene, which has applications in nanoelectronics, energy storage and production, and transportation such as airplanes and cars, has been created by researchers at The University of Texas at Austin.

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