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micropatterned substrate boosts perovskite light absorption

A new technique for making heterostructured materials uses ball milling to smash structurally incommensurate solids and then reassemble them.

A light-powered metal catalyst, comprising tiny spheres of aluminum dotted with specks of palladium, can break the strong chemical bonds in fluorocarbons.

By adding fluorine to a commercially available liquid electrolyte, researchers have boosted its stability and performance in lithium-metal batteries.

Researchers have developed a new abrasion-based method for producing heterostructure devices based on 2D materials such as graphene.

Researchers have developed a portable pyroelectric technology that generates electricity from the catalytic combustion of methanol.

New structural supercapacitor electrode produced from nanofiber materials

The spontaneous formation of hollow structures in nanoscale antimony crystals could increase the energy density of lithium-ion batteries.

Researchers have shown how the rotational motion of negative ions in a solid-state electrolyte can help drive the motion of positive lithium ions.

A novel silicon-ion battery with a layered metal oxide cathode and a liquid electrolyte works as well as some lithium-ion batteries.

A felt of nickel microfibers has the optimum combination of surface area and bubble release for producing hydrogen via electrolysis.

hollow carbon loaded with drugs can be given a boost by bombarding them with microwaves and laser irradiation to treat tumors

Researchers have developed a supercapacitor made from a polymer composite that is able to store and deliver electricity at high power rates.

A novel heat treatment with an organic group can enhance the stability of tin halide perovskite solar cells by preventing tin oxidation.

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