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Energy news, April 2017

Chinese researchers believe they’ve gotten a step closer to producing all-weather photovoltaics by integrating phosphors into solar cells.

Open source hardware: first issue of HardwareX now available

Explore the first issue of HardwareX.

Meta material for cooling without the energy input.

Iron complex shows iron-involved photoluminescence.

Sustainable seaweed for supercapacitors.

Gold nanoparticles have helped to reveal how to improve the light-harvesting abilities of a silver nanocatalytic material.

A new computational method can map how molecules assemble and crystallize to form novel materials.

A novel carbon nanotube-based electrocatalyst uses just one hundredth of the amount of platinum generally used in electrocatalysts.

Scientists have shown that films of carbon nanotubes can improve the long term stability of perovskite solar cells.

Cutting edge research at the interface between physics and materials science.

Scientists have developed a one-step, crystal growth process for making ultra-thin layers of material with molecular-sized pores.

Wide-reaching analysis finds more women in research but physical sciences are lagging behind.

Renewable energy realized through new metal oxides using high-throughput computation and experiment

Nanoparticles can be arranged into defined patterns in ultrathin polymer films using entropy rather than chemistry.

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