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Energy news, October 2016

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The latest members of the journal family, publishing full length original research articles, short communications and reviews.

Using organo-metal halide perovskite films to improve solar cells.

Review of single- or multi-layer transition metal oxides.

A catalyst comprising copper nanoparticles embedded in carbon spikes can convert carbon dioxide directly into ethanol.

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For the first time, scientists have created a perovskite quantum dot and shown that it can form the basis for an efficient solar cell.

For the first time, researchers have developed a supercapacitor that employs a conductive metal-organic framework rather than carbon.

Engineers have shown that fungi cultivated in brewery wastewater can be converted into electrodes for lithium-ion batteries.

Adding defects to an iron-based superconductor can double the amount of electrical current it can carry and increase its critical temperature.

A new technology known as cold sintering process can combine incompatible materials, such as ceramics and plastics, into useful compound materials.

Scientists have developed a solvent system with reduced toxicity that can be used in the manufacture of perovskite solar cells.

Scientists have determined how each of five distinct types of belite crystal contribute to concrete's ease of manufacture and ultimate strength.

The Editors now welcome comprehensive articles and short communications reporting breakthrough discoveries and major technical achievements.

Researchers have discovered that the vast majority of the pores in zeolite-based desalination membranes are closed, greatly reducing their efficiency.

Observing atomic interactions could improve superconductors

Squeezing electrons onto one-dimensional wires shows quantum effects

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