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Energy news, August 2015

The UK EPSRC has awarded a £6.65 million grant for research into new advanced energy materials.

A novel form of graphene with embedded metallic nanoparticles makes a useful fuel cell catalyst.

A team of judges have completed the evaluation of nominees for the 2014 Acta Student Awards.

Electronic devices that use DNA to harvest energy from motion.

Scientists have developed a new energy-efficient catalyst for converting carbon dioxide directly into the liquid fuel methanol.

The study and development of atomically thin coatings will be the focus of a new, one-of-a-kind university/industry center.

An iron-telluride material can develop superconductivity with no long-range electronic or magnetic order when ‘doped’ with sulfur.

Nanoparticles with a solid shell and a ‘yolk’ inside that can change size make a good anode for rechargeable batteries.

Scientists one step closer to understanding how certain materials display high oxygen mobility at room-temperature.

Researchers have developed a new capacitor dielectric material that provides an electrical energy storage capacity rivaling certain batteries.

Researchers have confirmed that Li ions prefer to aggregate at and move along defects like twin boundaries in battery electrode materials.

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