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EV Wireless Charging David Talbott
Proponents of wireless charging see it as a simpler, more convenient way to charge EVs because it eliminates the hassle of handling charging cables and offers a new way to charge vehicles at rest or in motion. But, is wireless charging practical, or is it just fantasy?

The Underlying Chemistry of Piezo Materials Liam Critchley
The electrical properties of both piezoelectric and piezoresistive materials change when subjected to mechanical deformation. Here, we show how and why these electrical changes are due to changes within the crystal structure at the atomic level and the chemistry involved with these changes.

Harnessing Energy with Nanogenerators Liam Critchley
Different nanogenerators can generate enough electricity to power a small device through kinetic movements within the device, or by harvesting thermal energy. Even though the amount of electricity generated is small, it is enough for many small remote monitoring devices.

The Chemistry of Energy Storage Systems Liam Critchley
Energy storage devices are serving an increasingly wide range of applications. Their recent performance improvements are driving this growth in popularity. The basic function and any performance enhancements are due to chemistry, especially electrochemistry. In this blog, we will detail why.

Move Over LEDs, Electric Motors Will Save the Planet Steven Keeping
LEDs save energy, but efficient electric motors can save much more. Now a new generation of GaN transistors promises new power-supply breakthroughs to help the units become even greener.

SiC Devices Usurp Si MOSFETs and Diodes in Servers, Motors, EVs Bill Schweber
Switching devices—both transistors and diodes—based on silicon-on-carbide (SiC) are redefining capabilities of power-related circuits. These offer far better efficiency and range than today’s best silicon-only MOSFETs, IGBTs, and diodes, and are already in widespread use in top-tier data centers and server farms.

Understanding the Chemistry of Semiconductor Junctions Liam Critchley
Chemistry plays a major part in why semiconductor materials behave the way they do, and why current can flow through a p-n semiconducting junction. Here, we discuss what effect chemistry has on these junctions, including some of the mechanistic variations that exist in electronics today.

A Breakthrough for Increasing Organic Solar Cell Conductivity Mouser Staff
An accidental discovery at the University of Michigan has turned the sleepy world of organic solar cells upside down. It turns out that electrons can go farther in organic materials, making these materials a far more efficient conduit of electrical current.

Factors to Consider When Using 1U Power Supplies in Industrial Environments TDK Lambda
Why have the low cost, 1U high-power supplies used by the data communications industry not found their way into the industrial sector? This article highlights why many manufacturers are staying with traditional 2U and 3U products.

Nano, Nano: Shrinking Power Consumption Down in Analog Power Design Paul Golata
Using their analog expertise, ROHM Semiconductor has developed a new product line, the Nano Series, to achieve more compact parts that require less energy to operate.

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