Features

Improving cell phones, one drop at a time

By Brett Vermilyea On Jul 25, 2011

...we try to understand the best way to rearrange the chip location, model shape, battery position, battery size,” Park says. The battery alone offers numerous possibilities. “With the same amount...… Read more

Faculty

Chemist contributes to ‘green’ technology

By Krisy Gashler On Oct 31, 2013

...options. Take the lithium ion battery. This workhorse of the tech world powers products ranging from cell phones to electric vehicles. But it has basic limitations: Its capacity decreases so...… Read more

Students

Grad student aims to better understand batteries

By Kenny Berkowitz On Dec 8, 2015

...In theory, you should be able to fully recharge a lithium ion battery as many times as you want. But in reality, there’s less power each time you recharge,...… Read more

News

Federal grant boosts smart energy research

By Katie Ellis On Jun 19, 2014

...society,” President Harvey Stenger said. “Receipt of this highly competitive grant will enable Stan and his colleagues to continue to push the boundaries of energy storage and battery life, and...… Read more

Features

Center of Excellence gains new home

By Research Advancement On Oct 23, 2014

...energy harvesting and storage. “We have provided infrastructure that will catalyze the advancements already being made by our researchers in the areas of microelectronics, data center energy optimization, battery storage,...… Read more

Features

New approach to programming may boost ‘green’ computing

By Rachel Coker On Feb 21, 2011

...you’re willing to run your program slower so your cell phone battery can last longer.” For such settings — often specific to the nature of the applications — no automated...… Read more

News

A tiny pump promises big time performance: BU invention could ‘sweeten’ diabetes therapy within five years

By Ingrid Husisian On Jun 1, 2003

...you use a miniature instrument, there’s almost no waste.” For example, because his new pump is so small, it runs on an electrical current supplied by a tiny battery. A...… Read more