Tin powers wearable supercapacitor fabrics

Tin oxide nanoparticles can store electrical energy in wearable fabrics. Researchers incorporated these tiny particles into graphene-based, wearable supercapacitors. The energy storage technology could be used in smart sportswear, heated clothing, or even medical...

Tin the best bet for wearable supercapacitors

Substitution of cobalt for tin has boosted the conductivity and stability of micro-supercapacitors, with 92% capacity retained after 10,000 charge-discharge cycles. This battery-like technology could power flexible and affordable wearable devices to monitor vital...

Tin perovskite solar cell performance now close to silicon

Perfecting the tin chemistry of a conductive layer within tin perovskite solar cells (PSC) is the latest improvement to boost performance in this next-generation solar technology. A multi-national research team has reported improved PSC performance, with 25.2% of...

Tin makes electricity from algae

Research by a team from Firat University, Turkey has shown that tin coated copper can generate electricity from algae using a ‘multi-anode sediment microbial fuel cell’ (SMFC). The fuel cell recorded a high-power density of 2,965mW/m2 – the highest...