Safe & reliable lithium-ion battery

Stanford University scientists have developed the first lithium-ion battery that shuts down before overheating, then restarts immediately when the temperature cools. The new technology could prevent the kind of fires that have prompted recalls and bans on a wide range of battery-powered devices, from recliners and computers to navigation systems and  hoverboards.
Date: 
January 12, 2016
Speaker: 
Zhenan Bao
Duration: 
1:34

'Invisible wires' could boost solar-cell efficiency

Vijay Narasimhan explains how he and colleagues in the Yi Cui Group at Stanford University discovered how to hide metal wires in solar cells and funnel light directly to the semiconductor below. The new technique has the potential to improve the relative efficiency of solar cells by 10 percent.

Date: 
November 25, 2015

Introduction to Energy@Stanford & SLAC

Zhi-Xun Shen received his Ph.D. in Applied Physics from Stanford University in 1989, M.S. from Rutgers University in 1985, and B.S from Fudan University in 1983.

Date: 
September 12, 2011
Speaker: 
Zhi-Xun Shen
Duration: 
25:17

Climate Change Science

Chris Field is the founding director of the Carnegie Institution's Department of Global Ecology, Professor of Biology and Environmental Earth System Science at Stanford University, and Faculty Director of Stanford's Jasper Ridge Biological Preserve. Field’s research emphasizes impacts of climate change, from the molecular to the global scale. His work includes major field experiments on responses of California grassland to multi-factor global change, integrative studies on the global carbon cycle, and assessments of impacts of climate change on agriculture.

Date: 
September 12, 2011
Speaker: 
Christopher Field
Duration: 
14:40
Slides: