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better understanding of stability of perovskites will aid application in large-area or flexible solar energy systems

Find out the recipients of the 2018 Extreme Mechanics Letters Young Investigator Award.

Bacteria and graphene nanoribbons help generate electricity on a mushroom

A 3D, cross-linked polymer sponge that attaches to the anode in lithium metal batteries can help prevent the formation of dendrites.

Congratulations to Prof M Stanley Whittingham.

By incorporating a network of elastic additives, chemical engineers have increased the flexibility of a conventional organic photovoltaic material.

Hydrogen ions controlled by an electric voltage can be used to change the magnetic properties of a magnetic layer in a spintronics device.

New liquid-gated membrane filtration system improves wastewater processing

A new charge-storing system made from porous conducting polymer films on densely-twisted yarns can be easily integrated into clothing.

Using a phase-change material, engineers have developed a novel film for the windows in buildings that can reject 70% of the sun's incoming heat.

A new metal-organic framework can simultaneously produce hydrogen and clean pollutants from water when irradiated with visible light.

By adding carbon and nitrogen to manganese, researchers have developed a fuel cell catalyst that is just as effective as platinum but much cheaper.

Scientists have shown that films of carbon nanotubes can effectively stop dendrites from growing from the anodes in lithium-metal batteries.

A MOF modified with an iron peroxide compound can separate ethylene from ethane while consuming far less energy than existing techniques.

A novel ceramic-metal composite that can handle high heat and pressure makes an effective material for producing solar power heat exchangers.

Nanoparticles comprising a platinum outer shell that surrounds alternating layers of platinum and cobalt atoms make effective fuel cell catalysts.

Researchers have shown that a freestanding porous titanium monoxide nanofiber mat makes an effective cathode material for lithium-sulfur batteries.

Efficient spintronic interface improves quantum IT

boron arsenide (BAs) has unusually high thermal conductivity, which could help keep the next generation of electronic and optoelectronic devices cooler

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