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01.27.14EFRC News

Harvesting the Sun's Energy Through Heat as Well as Light

New approach developed at MIT could generate power from sunlight efficiently and on demand. This work, featured in the Office of Science’s Stories of Discovery & Innovation, was supported in part by the Solid-State Solar Thermal Energy Conversion Center (S3TEC), an EFRC led by Gang Chen at MIT.

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12.30.13EFRC News

Observing the Sparks of Life

EFRC researchers isolate a photosynthetic complex — arguably the most important bit of organic chemistry on the planet — in its complete functioning state. This work, featured in the Office of Science’s Stories of Discovery & Innovation, was supported in part by the Photosynthetic Antenna Research Center (PARC), an EFRC led by Robert Blankenship at Washington University in St. Louis.


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09.27.13EFRC News

September 2013 EFRC Newsletter

The 9th edition of Frontiers in Energy ResearchExternal link, the EFRC Newsletter created by an editorial board of early career EFRC members, was published online on September 25, 2013.

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06.26.13EFRC News

Stories of Discovery & Innovation: “Printing” Tiny Batteries?

Researchers use sophisticated 3D printing techniques to create batteries the size of a grain of sand. This work, featured in the Office of Science's Stories of Discovery & Innovation, was supported in part by the Light-Materials Interactions for Energy Conversion (LMI), an EFRC led by Harry Atwater at the California Institute of Technology.

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05.30.13EFRC News

May 2013 EFRC Newsletter

The 8th edition of Frontiers in Energy ResearchExternal link, the EFRC Newsletter created by an editorial board of early career EFRC members, was published online on May 24, 2013.

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05.29.13EFRC News

Revolutionizing the Touch Screen?

Using nanotechnology, EFRC researchers fashion a new kind of transparent electrode for flat-panel displays. This work, featured in the Office of Science’s Stories of Discovery & Innovation, was supported in part by the Center on Nanostructuring for Efficient Energy Conversion (CNEEC), an EFRC led by Fritz Prinz and Stacey Bent at Stanford University.


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01.23.13EFRC News

January 2013 EFRC Newsletter

The 7th edition of Frontiers in Energy ResearchExternal link, the EFRC Newsletter created by an editorial board of early career EFRC members, was published online on January 23, 2013.
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12.05.12EFRC News

Stories of Discovery & Innovation: Preventing Laptop Fires and Thermal Runaway

Researchers point to “self-healing” materials as a potential means of improving lithium ion battery safety. This work, featured in the Office of Science’s Stories of Discovery & Innovation, was supported in part by the Center for Electrical Energy Storage (CEES), an EFRC led by Michael Thackeray at Argonne National Laboratory.



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10.31.12EFRC News

Stories of Discovery & Innovation: Profiting from Waste?

Researchers fashion a record-breaking material to recycle waste heat into electricity. This work, featured in the Office of Science’s Stories of Discovery & Innovation, was supported in part by the Revolutionary Materials for Solid State Energy Conversion (RMSSEC), an EFRC led by Donald Morelli at Michigan State University.


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10.10.12EFRC News

October 2012 EFRC Newsletter

The 6th edition of Frontiers in Energy ResearchExternal link, the EFRC Newsletter created by an editorial board of early career EFRC members, was published online on October, 2012.
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