Ionic liquid-based reservoir computing: The key to efficient and flexible edge computing

Journal Reference: Sang-Gyu Koh, Hisashi Shima, Yasuhisa Naitoh, Hiroyuki Akinaga, Kentaro Kinoshita. Reservoir computing with dielectric relaxation at an electrode–ionic liquid interface. Scientific Reports, 2022; 12 (1) DOI: 10.1038/s41598-022-10152-9 Artificial Intelligence (AI) is fast becoming ubiquitous in the modern society and will feature a broader implementation in the coming years. In applications involving sensors and … Read more

Researchers unveil a highly efficient means to reverse magnetization with spin currents

Journal Reference: Jeongchun Ryu, Ryan Thompson, Jae Yeol Park, Seok-Jong Kim, Gaeun Choi, Jaimin Kang, Han Beom Jeong, Makoto Kohda, Jong Min Yuk, Junsaku Nitta, Kyung-Jin Lee, Byong-Guk Park. Efficient spin–orbit torque in magnetic trilayers using all three polarizations of a spin current. Nature Electronics, 2022; DOI: 10.1038/s41928-022-00735-9 “We established a new method to enable … Read more

Strategy for highly efficient and stable perovskite solar cells

Journal Reference: Taylor B. Hamby, Matthew J. LaLama, Christo S. Sevov. Controlling Ni redox states by dynamic ligand exchange for electroreductive Csp3–Csp2 coupling. Science, 2022; 376 (6591): 410 DOI: 10.1126/science.abo0039 Traditional solar cells are made of silicon, which has high power conversion efficiency and good stability. But they are relatively expensive and are reaching their … Read more

Extract from a common kitchen spice could be key to greener, more efficient fuel cells

Journal Reference: Sai Prasad Nayak, Lakshman K. Ventrapragada, Sai Sathish Ramamurthy, J.K. Kiran Kumar, Apparao M. Rao. Green synthesis of a novel porous gold-curcumin nanocomposite for super-efficient alcohol oxidation. Nano Energy, 2022; 94: 106966 DOI: 10.1016/j.nanoen.2022.106966 Researchers at the Clemson Nanomaterials Institute (CNI) and their collaborators from the Sri Sathya Sai Institute of Higher Learning … Read more

A new heat engine with no moving parts is as efficient as a steam turbine

Journal Reference: Alina LaPotin, Kevin L. Schulte, Myles A. Steiner, Kyle Buznitsky, Colin C. Kelsall, Daniel J. Friedman, Eric J. Tervo, Ryan M. France, Michelle R. Young, Andrew Rohskopf, Shomik Verma, Evelyn N. Wang, Asegun Henry. Thermophotovoltaic efficiency of 40%. Nature, 2022; 604 (7905): 287 DOI: 10.1038/s41586-022-04473-y The heat engine is a thermophotovoltaic (TPV) cell, … Read more

Higher, sooner, energy efficient predictions

Journal Reference: H. Jane Bae, Petros Koumoutsakos. Scientific multi-agent reinforcement learning for wall-models of turbulent flows. Nature Communications, 2022; 13 (1) DOI: 10.1038/s41467-022-28957-7 Now, researchers from the Harvard John A. Paulson School of Engineering and Applied Sciences (SEAS) are forming what they call “intelligent alloys,” combining the power of computational science with artificial intelligence to … Read more

Cheaper, more efficient ways to capture carbon

Journal Reference: Haley A. Petersen, Abdulaziz W. Alherz, Taylor A. Stinson, Chloe G. Huntzinger, Charles B. Musgrave, Oana R. Luca. Predictive energetic tuning of C-Nucleophiles for the electrochemical capture of carbon dioxide. iScience, 2022; 25 (4): 103997 DOI: 10.1016/j.isci.2022.103997 The scientists describe their technique in a paper published this month in the journal iSCIENCE. The … Read more

Quicker, more efficient living cell separation achieved with new microfluidic chip

Journal Reference: Kyoichi Oshiro, Yoshikazu Wakizaka, Masayo Takano, Takayuki Itoi, Hiroki Ohge, Kazumi Koba, Kyoko Yarimizu, So Fujiyoshi, Fumito Maruyama. Fabrication of a new all-in-one microfluidic dielectrophoresis integrated chip and living cell separation. iScience, 2022; 25 (2): 103776 DOI: 10.1016/j.isci.2022.103776 The Hiroshima University Office of Academic Research and Industry-Academia-Government and Community Collaboration, led by Professor … Read more

Easy aluminum nanoparticles for speedy, efficient hydrogen generation from water

Journal Reference: Gabriella Amberchan, Isai Lopez, Beatriz Ehlke, Jeremy Barnett, Neo Y. Bao, A’Lester Allen, Bakthan Singaram, Scott R. J. Oliver. Aluminum Nanoparticles from a Ga–Al Composite for Water Splitting and Hydrogen Generation. ACS Applied Nano Materials, 2022; DOI: 10.1021/acsanm.1c04331 For years, researchers have tried to find efficient and cost-effective ways to use aluminum’s reactivity … Read more

New genetic copycatchers detect efficient and precise CRISPR editing in a living organism

Journal Reference: Zhiqian Li, Nimi Marcel, Sushil Devkota, Ankush Auradkar, Stephen M. Hedrick, Valentino M. Gantz, Ethan Bier. CopyCatchers are versatile active genetic elements that detect and quantify inter-homolog somatic gene conversion. Nature Communications, 2021; 12 (1) DOI: 10.1038/s41467-021-22927-1 Working in fruit flies and human cells, research led by UC San Diego Postdoctoral Scholar Zhiqian … Read more