Clemson University researchers are developing three new sensors designed to withstand two of humanity’s harshest environments, the intense heat inside power plants and the tremendous pressure at the bottom of hydraulic fracturing wells. The research, led by Hai Xiao, is aimed at advancing the technology behind fossil fuels, which produce much of the nation’s power. The ultimate goal is to generate power more efficiently while lowering emissions and using fewer resources.
While cell phones, laptops and cars become more energy efficient, the development of one important ingredient common in all these devices, and many more, has lagged: the batteries used to power them. A Clemson team is working to make more efficient and cheaper batteries by replacing lithium with more plentiful aluminum.
Physics and astronomy colleagues Terry Tritt and Jian He have surveyed the field of thermoelectric energy in an invited review for the journal Science.
A team of physicists in Clemson University's College of Science and Academia Sinica in Taiwan has determined why other scientists have been unable to replicate a highly influential thermoelectricity study published in a prestigious, peer-reviewed journal.
South Carolina Clean Energy Business Alliance has selected Clemson University as recipient of the energy summit award for its advanced energy programs and initiatives.
A new public-private partnership led by Clemson University and a worldwide biomass and bioenergy producer will research the use of crops that can both open new markets for South Carolina landowners and support the growing global demand for renewable energy.
Blackouts remind us how much we rely on power in our daily lives. With a flick of the switch, we have come to expect lights will come on. There will be heat to keep us warm. There will be electricity to charge our devices. Clemson has opened the SCE&G Energy Innovation Center in North Charleston. […]