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Energy news, January 2015

Emerging family of solar-absorbing materials that could clear the way for cheaper and more efficient solar panels and LEDs.

ETH researchers have developed a comprehensive model to explain how electrons flow inside new types of solar cells made of tiny crystals.

The Physics Innovation Award is a competition inviting you to come up with original innovative ideas to improve the publishing experience.

Physicists have detected 'charge ordering' in electron-doped cuprate superconductors for the first time.

Outstanding contributions recognized at the Materials Today Asia conference.

Materials engineers have made a significant leap toward creating higher-performance electronics with improved battery life.

Tandem perovskite-semiconductor promise for solar energy efficiency boost.

Making cement is a centuries-old art that has yet to be perfected, according to researchers at Rice University who believe it can be still more efficient.

Although blue light-emitting diodes (LEDs): how do they actually work?

President Obama has announced the new Institute for Advanced Composites Manufacturing Innovation (IACMI), a Knoxville, Tennessee-based center focused on de

The Editorial Board of Nuclear Instruments and Methods, Section A (NIMA) is currently accepting nominations for the Kai Siegbahn Prize.

JSC Prepreg-ACM, part of Holding Company Composite, has had its basic carbon and hybrid (with glass fibre) multiaxial fabrics approved for use in marine ap

TPI Composites has signed a multiyear supply agreement with Vestas Wind Systems A/S to provide blades for the V110 wind turbine from TPI's factory in Dafen

The best material to keep carbon dioxide from natural gas wells from fouling the atmosphere may be a derivative of asphalt.

Dr Subhash Mahajan, Coordinating Editor of Acta Materialia, will receive the prestigious Institute of Metals/Robert Franklin Mehl Award.

New Editor-in-Chief announced for Diamond and Related Materials

The global glass and carbon fiber wind turbine blade market was valued at US$9,998.9 million in 2013 and is projected to reach a value of US$16,982 million

The 2014 Materials Today Cover Competition winners have been revealed...

The AVK - Industrievereinigung Verstärkte Kunststoffe e.V. (Federation of Reinforced Plastics) is seeking composite products or processes to be submitted f

What were your favourite Materials Science news items in December 2014?

A flexible, self-powered piezoelectric motion sensor for use by Alzheimer’s patients has been developed by Korean researchers.

The University of Maine’s Advanced Structures and Composites Center has completed static strength testing of a 56 m (184 foot) wind turbine blade made by G

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