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Hydrogen from seawater without decay or delay

A novel type of polymer can alter its thermal conductivity by switching between a crystalline state and a liquid state in response to light.

A polymer composite containing graphene and nanoparticles can produce a more stable solid-electrolyte interphase in lithium metal batteries.

By combining supercomputing with experimental methods, researchers have been able to identify promising materials for dye-sensitized solar cells

Researchers used machine learning to simulate the quantum mechanics analysis of two capacitor materials, greatly speeding up the process.

The energy storage capacity of electrodes made from the 2D material MXene can be doubled by adding an appropriate solvent to the electrolyte.

Researchers have developed a blueprint for understanding and predicting the properties and behavior of nanoparticles containing multiple elements.

Researchers have developed a novel fiber comprising a gallium metal core surrounded by an elastic polymer sheath that is both strong and tough.

Two new reports, now available for download.

Scientists have shown that applying strain to thin metal sheets can increase their catalytic ability by 10 to 20 times.

An anode made from a combination of silicon and the 2D material MXene could extend the life of lithium-ion batteries by as much as five times.

Switching on rechargeable sodium batteries

For the first time, researchers have used block copolymers to produce carbon fibers with uniformly sized and spaced pores for energy storage.

Combining porous carbon fibers with manganese oxide produces a supercapacitor with high energy density and high charge-discharge rates.

Faster batteries through X-ray insights

A layer of red phosphorus on the separator in lithium metal batteries can signal when damaging dendrites threaten to create a short circuit

Researchers have used an X-ray technique to quantify the amount of lithium in different regions of a battery anode during charging and discharging.

Elsevier and the International Solar Energy Society are pleased to announce that the 2nd Renewable Transformation Challenge.

A ruthenium-based catalyst shows markedly better performance than commercial platinum catalysts at splitting water for hydrogen production.

antimony-doped tin oxide nanoparticles improve environmental durability and heat retaining properties of transparent wood

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