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Hole transport breakthrough produces stable perovskite solar cells

A novel perovskite solar cell retains more than 95% of its 20% conversion efficiency under full sunlight illumination for more than 1000 hours.

Nanoparticle-polymer octopus creates ‘bijels’ to order

A new 2D film made of polymers and nanoparticles can direct two different non-mixing liquids into a variety of exotic architectures.

Scientists have uncovered a strategy for using surface tension to grow perovskites into centimeter-scale, highly pure crystals.

Next-generation batteries may be inspired by biology.

A novel fabric-like material electrode could help make batteries and supercapacitors faster and less susceptible to leaks or meltdowns.

Two new energy storage technologies, comprising a novel electrode and catalyst, could enhance lithium-ion batteries or replace them entirely.

Biomass used to make carbon microspheres for energy storage.

Introducing holes for storing magnesium and aluminum into titanium dioxide produces an effective electrode for multivalent batteries.

Scientists have boosted the performance of thermoelectric materials by tuning the carrier scattering mechanism to improve carrier mobility.

New research shows the potential of using nickel-based coatings to mitigate corrosion by molten salts in concentrating solar power plants.

Glycol ethers can significantly improve the structure and alignment of perovskite grains in the thin films used in solar cells.

Using light and humidity to heal the defects in perovskites for solar cells.

A thin layer of oxidation on graphene-wrapped magnesium nanoparticles can enhance rather than hinder their hydrogen storage.

New light-emitting diode that offers purest green light.

Nanostructured graphene-niobia composite provides a framework for electron transport and tunable pores for the rapid movement of ions.

Researchers have developed the first 4.0 volt lithium-ion battery able to use a water-salt solution as its electrolyte.

Defects in the molecular structure of perovskite solar cells can be ‘healed’ by exposing them to light, oxygen and just the right amount of humidity.

By altering the proportion of the ingredients in a lithium-based material, scientists have found a good candidate for a solid-state electrolyte.

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