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A novel conductive polymer coating could lead to longer lasting, more powerful lithium-ion batteries for electric vehicles.

An anitoxidant layer can enhance the stability of semi-transparent organic solar cells, allowing them to used as a roof material in greenhouses.

Researchers have developed a new and improved method for incorporating phase-change materials into construction materials.

Channeling ions along the grain boundaries in perovskite materials improves the stability and operational performance of perovskite solar cells.

Researchers have developed a novel ceramic polymer material for use as a solid electrolyte in a lithium-air battery.

Using self-assembling iron oxide nanoparticles, researchers have managed to produce a solar harvester with enhanced energy conversion capabilities.

Placing a perovskite on a layer of metal or alternating layers of metal and a dielectric material can greatly increase its light-conversion efficiency.

Novel triple-doping strategy promises performance boosts

Using chiral phonons in a 2D material, researchers have managed to convert waste heat into spin information without needing magnetic materials.

Researchers have developed a new type of microscope for the real-time visualization of the solid electrolyte interphase in lithium-ion batteries.

By growing layers of lithium metal on a lithium-hating surface, researchers have managed to produce fast-charging lithium-metal batteries.

Extremely short pulses from a high-powered laser can cause tiny defects in lithium-ion battery materials that actually enhance their performance.

Researchers have discovered that nanoscale defects and mechanical stress can cause the solid electrolytes in lithium-metal batteries to fail.

Researchers have shown that chemically modifying perovskite solar cells with a dipolar polymer can greatly improve their stability.

Researchers have developed a novel electrochromic material that can conduct both heating and cooling by switching between two different conformations.

Novel carbon-nanotube yarns can convert mechanical movement into electricity more effectively than other material-based energy harvesters.

High-frequency sound waves can remove the rust that inhibits the performance of a novel battery technology based on the 2D material MXene.

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