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Energy news, August 2016

By combining a covalent organic framework with a conducting polymer, scientists have produced an efficient electrode material for batteries.

Scientists have developed a solid-state lithium ion battery with a porous lithium garnet electrolyte and a viscous electrode that seeps into the pores.

Using a roll-to-roll processing method, researchers have produced polymer-based solar cells with a conversion efficiency of more than 9.5%.

Find out about the winners of the VUVX Student Prize.

Jing-yang Wang is the recipient of the 2017 Acta Materialia Silver Medal.

John J. Jonas receives the 2017 Acta Materialia Gold Medal.

Treating hybrid halide perovskite solar cells with a solution of methyl ammonium bromide can repair defects in the perovskite film.

A new imaging technique can produce 3D chemical maps that track chemical reactions in a battery as it charges and discharges.

Scientists have used metal-organic frameworks to develop a new kind of electrochromic material that can quickly change from clear to opaque.

Using the centuries-old concept of bistable beams, researchers have developed a way to send mechanical signals through soft materials.

Scientists have developed a working lithium-ion battery that dissolves away in 30 minutes when dropped in water.

Scientists have discovered that ferroelectric materials can produce solar cells able to generate power from 'hot electrons'.

Submit your abstract for the Fifth International Conference on Multifunctional, Hybrid and Nanomaterials from the 6 to 10 March 2017.

Scientists have discovered the optimum amount of selenium to add to cadmium-telluride solar cells to enhance their efficiency.

Using advanced microscopy techniques, scientists have visualized the charge/discharge reaction in lithium-ion batteries in real-time.

A new silicon-tin nanocomposite anode can enhance the charge capacity and extend the lifetime of lithium-ion batteries.

Dr. Warren Poole wins the 2017 Acta Materialia Holloman Award for Materials & Society.

Scientists have developed a novel garnet-type, fast ionic conducting oxide as a solid electrolyte in an all-solid-state rechargeable battery.

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