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Energy news, January 2017

Structural defects and jagged surfaces of nanoparticles shown to be key to catalysis.

In some water-splitting catalysts, oxygen comes from within the catalyst material itself, as well as from the surrounding water molecules.

Crystals that form spontaneously on exposure to carbon dioxide could offer a new option for carbon capture and storage strategies.

Submissions for the 8th annual Reaxys PhD Prize are now open.

Christopher Hutchinson and Tadashi Furuhara join the Acta Journals.

Enjoy free access to the anniversary special issue of Current Opinion in Solid State & Materials Science.

Sodium-embedded carbon nanowalls make highly effective electrodes in electronic devices such as solar cells and supercapacitors.

Scientists have developed a novel solid-state battery by placing ultra-thin aluminum oxide between lithium electrodes and a solid garnet electrolyte.

Novel fuel cell catalysts comprising atomically-ordered platinum-lead 'nanoplates' display high catalytic activity, stability and durability.

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