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Energy news, March 2016

A new recipe for liquid batteries

Making a viable liquid metal battery with calcium and magnesium.

Battery boost with GMOs

Graphene metal oxide battery boost.

Taiwanese researchers suggest that graphene’s high thermal conductivity could further improve the lifetime of LEDs.

New spintronic device with sandwich-like insulation.

European Commission EUR 3 million challenge for materials solutions to reduce concentration of particulates in urban areas

New process for using atmospheric CO2 in environmentally friendly battery electrodes.

Property of organic semiconductor molecule could improve device efficiency.

Novel devices that produce electricity from pulses of heat traveling along carbon nanotubes can generate as much power as today's batteries.

The performance of metal hydride fuel cells can be improved using magnesium oxide nanocrystals coated with graphene oxide.

Details of the five finalists for Elsevier's Green and Sustainable Chemistry Challenge.

Wrapping graphene in a specially prepared polymer produces an effective support for gold nanoparticle catalysts for fuel cells.

Scientists have shown that the fungus Neurospora crassa can transform manganese into a composite for use in lithium-ion batteries.

By combining microscopy and theoretical calculations, scientists have studied the properties of a promising next-generation energy storage material.

By synthesizing highly pure crystals, scientists have overcome a practical limit on the efficiency of cadmium telluride solar cells.

Scientists have shown that carbon nanotubes produced from atmospheric carbon dioxide can form the basis for battery electrodes.

Scientists have come up with a way to increase the conductivity of two novel electrode materials for lithium-ion batteries.

Scientists have developed two new sustainable electrode materials for sodium-ion batteries.

See your image on the cover of Nano Today in 2016.

The structure of a pine branch provided researchers with inspiration for next-gen fuel cell electrodes.

A material made of carbon nanotubes and copper oxide nanocrystals can use sunlight to split carbon dioxide and water into green fuels.

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