Diamond transistor expected to reduce energy consumption in cars #tech #news

Diamond transistor expected to reduce energy consumption in cars #tech #news

A research group led by Professor Hiroshi Kawarada (Faculty of Science and Engineering) at WASEDA University has developed a highly efficient transistor used to reduce energy consumption in electric automobiles and trains. The transistor is activated through regulation of electron holes on the surface of diamonds, can sustain 1600 volts per micrometer, and is resistant to temperatures of up to 400℃. This diamond transistor considerably out performs standard silicon transistors and can compete with silicon carbide and gallium nitride power semiconductors which have received significant attention in recent years. The transistor is expected to reduce power consumption for engines in automobiles, trains, and robots.

Full article: http://www.electricvehiclesresearch.com/articles/7472/dia...

Tweets

Energy harvesting proliferates in land vehicles #tech #news

Energy harvesting proliferates in land vehicles...

It started with the bicycle dynamo and now no self-respecting vehicle designer ignores the possibility of many forms of en...

Efficient urban heating and cooling Essential f...

unep.org 27 Feb '15, 3pm

"District Energy in Cities: Unlocking the Potential of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy is a timely, comprehensive a...

Electric Cars Under Attack Ahead Of 2016 Presidential Campaigns

Electric Cars Under Attack Ahead Of 2016 Presid...

gas2.org 24 Feb '15, 9pm

Lomborg’s hit piece is even easier to debunk, because his credentials and previous works have already been widely rejected...

Quantum Transistor Harnesses New Effect

Quantum Transistor Harnesses New Effect

eetimes.com 19 Feb '15, 2pm

PORTLAND, Ore. -- A new type of transistor harnesses a new effect--called the quantum spin Hall effect -- to create a topo...

How Many Hydrogen Cars For Northeast U.S.? 10,000 In 10 Years, Plan Says: California is already

How Many Hydrogen Cars For Northeast U.S.? 10,0...

greencarreports.com 24 Feb '15, 4pm

By Stephen Edelstein 364 views Feb 24, 2015 Reddit This! Share on Facebook Share on Twitter 2016 Toyota Mirai Enlarge Phot...

Studies suggest moderate #coffee consumption can contribute to a healthy, balanced #diet: via @coff…

Studies suggest moderate #coffee consumption ca...

coffeeandhealth.org 25 Feb '15, 4pm

Black coffee contains no significant amounts of the macronutrients, fat, carbohydrate and protein and therefore contains o...

Another reason to #takethestairs!

Another reason to #takethestairs!

ase.org 04 Mar '15, 2pm

Building energy efficiency has been a hot topic of discussion for quite some time. Efficiency advocates are all too famili...

Nickel-Metal-Hydride Batteries For Electric Car...

greencarreports.com 02 Mar '15, 2pm

By John Voelcker 2,951 views Mar 2, 2015 Follow John Add to circle Reddit This! Share on Facebook Share on Twitter 2004-20...