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Salty MOF baked into intricate carbon structure

Adding salt to a metal-organic framework and then baking it at a high temperature can produce an intricate carbon-based structure.

Holey graphene for more efficient hydrogen production with cheaper metals.

Combination of sulfolane and a metal salt makes a stable electrolyte for lithium-ion batteries that overcomes shortcomings of conventional electrolytes.

A new curing process takes advantage of the chemical bonds in a polymer resin to send a cascading hardening wave through the polymer.

Giant photo-effect in graphene decorated with Pt nanoparticles boosts proton transport and hydrogen generation.

The Acta Journals are delighted to announce the recipients of the 2018 Outstanding Reviewer awards for excellence in reviewing in 2017.

A new designer's toolkit can build various levels of complexity into nanoparticles using a simple, mix-and-match process.

A new algorithm for predicting exotic materials helped to reduce the time needed to develop a thermoelectric material from 15 years to 15 months.

Cost analysis of carbon fiber recycling reductions in environmental impact compared with virgin carbon fiber production.

Using various analytical techniques, researchers have established how hydrogen bonding plays a key role in the performance of perovskite solar cells.

Defects in two-dimensional materials can enhance their physical, electrochemical, magnetic, energy and catalytic properties.

Lithium-ion battery technology is starting to reach its physical limits.

Scientists have discovered that a reaction involving the impurity hydrogen fluoride helps form the solid-electrolyte interphase in lithium-ion batteries.

A novel X-ray nanoprobe beamline can observe materials down to a scale of just 10nm and capture multiple images of different material properties.

Two-layered polymer matrix antidote to oxygen poisoning of biomimetic fuel cell catalyst.

Researchers have created a water-based zinc battery that is simultaneously powerful, rechargeable and intrinsically safe.

Using a multi-layered stack of metal films, researchers have shown that under certain conditions superconductors can also carry currents of 'spin'.

Thin, engineered material that controls the redirection and reflection of sound waves with near perfect efficiency.

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