Electrical Systems

creating 2D electron optics or valleytronics devices. Courtesy of: Henry Yu
Electrical Systems March 31, 2022

Graphene on textured surface allows for 2D electron optics

Rice University scientists put forth the idea that graphene on a gently textured surface turns it into “pseudo-electromagnetic” devices.

By Mike Williams
Cyberattack vectors in the connectivity landscape.
Electrical Systems March 28, 2022

Top 5 Plant Engineering articles March 21-27, 2022

Articles about electric vehicles, luminaire benefits, safety in explosive environments, motor management and propane forklifts were Plant Engineering’s five most clicked articles from March 21-27, 2022. Miss something? You can catch up here.

By Chris Vavra
Courtesy: Pjotrs Žguns, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Electrical, Power March 10, 2022

Stabilizing interfaces in solid-state batteries

MIT researchers have developed a method for stabilizing the interfaces in solid-state lithium-ion batteries opens new possibilities.

By David L. Chandler
Cyberattack vectors in the connectivity landscape.
Electrical, Power March 1, 2022

Considering electric vehicle charging risks

Electric vehicle (EV) charging risk involves potential damage to EV batteries, compromised EV life safety systems, charger malfunction and more.

By Resiliant
Courtesy: Cornell University
Electrical, Power February 11, 2022

Electrostatic engineering gets the lead out for faster batteries

A Cornell-led research collaboration discovered an approach for making a lead-free antiferroelectric that performs as well as its toxic relatives.

By David Nutt
Courtesy: Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)
Electrical, Power January 19, 2022

Reasserting U.S. leadership in microelectronics, semiconductors

MIT researchers lay out a strategy for how universities can help the U.S. regain its former status as a major power in semiconductor and microchip production.

By Adam Zewe
Courtesy: Cressall Resistors
Electrical, Power December 11, 2021

Powering the shift to electric mines

How resistors can facilitate safe, efficient underground mining.

By Simone Bruckner
Courtesy: Purdue University and Jared Pike
Electrical, Power November 29, 2021

Top 5 Plant Engineering articles Nov. 22-28, 2021

Articles about EVs recharging in under 5 minutes, upgrading industrial PC cybersecurity in manufacturing, grease performance testing methods, and more were Plant Engineering’s five most clicked articles from Nov. 22-28, 2021. Miss something? You can catch up here.

By Keagan Gay
Electrical, Power November 20, 2021

EVs recharge in under 5 minutes with new charging cable design

Purdue researchers designed a charging cable that can deliver a current 4.6 times that of the fastest available EV chargers on the market today

By Kayla Wiles
Courtesy: Duke Energy
Electrical, Power October 5, 2021

Why more manufacturers are turning to microgrids

Microgrids mitigate power distribution vulnerabilities

By Brent Tracy