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Energy news, April 2016

Scientists have found a simple way to convert one type of perovskite into another type that is a better light absorber with greater thermal stability.

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A new technique known as ion soft-landing can produce battery electrodes with significantly better electrical capacity and long-term stability.

Salt crystals can act as a template for the growth of thin sheets of conductive metal oxides that are highly effective at storing energy.

Scientists have invented a metal nanowire-based battery material that can be recharged hundreds of thousands of times.

View the live 2016 Elsevier Distinguished Lecture on Wednesday April 27th, 2016.

A novel metamaterial made of nanoscale structures of gold and magnesium fluoride can radiate heat at specific wavelengths and in specific directions.

Using an ultrafast electron microscope, researchers have recorded the first-ever videos showing how heat moves through nanoscale materials.

View details about the Fifth International Conference on Multifunctional, Hybrid and Nanomaterials, taking place in March 2017.

perovskite solar cells improved by squeezing the material between diamonds

Researchers from Los Alamos may have found a way to produce perovskite thin films, using a cheap, scalable technique.

scattering neutrons in a 2D solid state material

A combined electrolyte and separator containing hexagonal boron nitride can allow lithium-ion batteries to work at high temperatures.

Applying pressure can change the properties of the crystalline materials known as perovskites and how they respond to light.

A carbon nanotube thin film has the potential to act as a thermoelectric material that captures and uses waste heat to generate electricity.

Wrinkled and crumpled graphene sheets offer improved properties.

Scientists have improved the performance of a solid battery electrolyte through chemical modification and pulverization.

A new paper-like battery electrode made from silicon oxycarbide glass and graphene is able to operate at the low temperatures found in space.

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