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Rechargeable 'spin battery' promising for spintronics and quantum computing

May 15, 2017

Researchers have shown how to create a rechargeable "spin battery" made out of materials called topological insulators, a step toward building new spintronic devices and quantum computers.

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Hydraulic bike design earns top prize in national competition

May 1, 2017

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind.  A Purdue student team's design for a chainless bicycle powered solely by hydraulic pumps and motors rode away with first place at the National Fluid Power Association Fluid Power Vehicle Challenge.

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Data-driven' design could lead to improved lithium-ion batteries

April 25, 2017

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind.  Purdue University is working with MIT and Stanford University in a project funded by the Toyota Research Institute to improve rechargeable lithium-ion batteries and accelerate their integration into electric and hybrid vehicles.

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Rechargeable spin battery' promising for spintronics and quantum computing

April 21, 2017

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind.  Researchers have shown how to create a rechargeable "spin battery" made out of materials called topological insulators, a step toward building new spintronic devices and quantum computers.

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Purdue technology shown to extend digital device battery life advances with $750,000 NSF grant

April 20, 2017

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind.  A Purdue technology shown to extend battery life of digital devices has received federal funding to further develop the technology that could impact billions of devices including smartphones, notebooks and smartwatches across the world.

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Graphene phototransistor' promising for optical technologies

April 17, 2017

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind.  Researchers have solved a problem hindering development of highly sensitive optical devices made of a material called graphene, an advance that could bring applications from imaging and displays to sensors and high-speed communications.

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Six new Purdue research projects focused on power and energy funded through U.S. Navy partnership

April 11, 2017

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. - Six interdisciplinary research teams at Purdue University have received $2.7 million in grants of $450,000 each through a partnership with the U.S. Navy.

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Crystalline material could replace silicon to double efficiency of solar cells

April 10, 2017

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. A new material has been shown to have the capability to double the efficiency of solar cells by researchers at Purdue University and the National Renewable Energy Laboratory.

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Body heat could electrically power IoT devices, medical monitors

April 10, 2017

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind.  A Purdue University-developed technology that can be woven into a specially designed fabric could help harness human body heat and provide energy to power Internet of things (IoT) devices including heart and respiration monitors and fulfill other uses.

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Gas power plants emit up to 120 times more methane than previously thought, study finds

March 29, 2017

'If natural gas is going to deliver on its promise, methane emissions due to leaks, venting, and flaring need to be kept to a minimum'

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