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Solar sandwich breaks efficiency barrier.

Organic lithium ion battery will work in outer space.

Using a 3D layer of silicone as the substrate for a lithium metal anode can mitigate dendrite formation and dramatically extend battery life.

Researchers have discovered more details about the way certain materials hold a static electric charge even after two surfaces separate.

Adding a small molecule to act as an electron donor and enhance the absorption of the active layer can improve the efficiency of an organic solar cell.

NiOx-based perovskite materials promise low-cost, highly efficient, flexible solar photovoltaic devices.

A new technique can pinpoint the location of chemical reactions happening inside lithium-ion battery electrodes in three dimensions at the nanoscale level.

Carbon nanotubes and graphene in a branch-and-leaves design produce a super-efficient and long-lasting electrode for supercapacitors.

Using advanced computational methods, scientists have discovered new materials that could enhance the efficiency and lifetime of solid oxide fuel cells.

Hybrid energy harvester from Kwangwoon University shows promise as a wearable charger for portable electronic devices.

Nanoparticle-decorated bioactive glass provides a scaffold for bone regrowth and the capacity for photothermal treatment to target tumor cells.

Researchers have shown that films of pencil graphite and a conductive co-polymer paint can produce a novel, cheap thermoelectric device.

High-intensity infrared laser pulses have revealed a hidden state of electronic order in a cuprate comprising lanthanum, barium, copper and oxygen.

Hybrid electrode material enables fast ion conduction through continuous ceramic fibers, flexibility, and ability to use polymer roll-to-roll processing.

Researchers have come up with a new titanium-based material for making lead-free, inorganic perovskite solar cells.

Cheaper and more environmentally friendly solar cells with new perovskite material.

A novel metal-organic framework able to adsorb twice its weight in water could control humidity in an eco-friendly and cost-effective way.

A lithium-ion battery shaped like the human spine shows remarkable flexibility, high energy density and stable voltage while being flexed or twisted.

Find out more about the 2018 Robert Cahn Award winner.

Scientists have uncovered gas separation abilities in a 2D material called MXene, which could be incorporated into membranes for purifying hydrogen.

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