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Energy news, November 2016

Inducing superconductivity in non-superconducting materials

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By finding a way to sandwich two types of perovskite into a single photovoltaic cell, scientists have achieved a conversion efficiency of 21.7%.

Engineers have developed a magnetic ink that can be used to make self-healing batteries, electrochemical sensors and textile-based circuits.

Permanent magnets produced by additive manufacturing can outperform magnets made using traditional techniques while conserving critical materials.

A new method for taking advantage of assembled interfaces can induce superconductivity in non-superconducting materials.

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The University at Buffalo's new Materials Data Engineering Laboratory will conduct materials modeling and simulations using visual data.

By capturing both high- and low-energy photons, a new perovskite tandem solar cell has achieved a power conversion efficiency of 20.3%.

A new computational method can efficiently identify the best metal-organic frameworks for capturing carbon dioxide emissions.

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