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Energy news, May 2017

Filling the gaps to stabilize perovskites

Filling the iodide defects to stabilize perovskites

Incorporating atomically-thin layers of water into tungsten oxide allows it to store and deliver energy much more quickly and efficiently.

A novel artificial solid-electrolyte interphase made from an ionic polymer can help prevent capacity fade in lithium-oxygen batteries.

By incorporating photo-harvesting dye molecules into a cathode, scientists have gone some way to producing a light-charged battery.

There will be four awards of $2,000 each for Acta Materialia, Scripta Materialia and Acta Biomaterialia.

A low-cost chemical process can transform waste glass bottles into nanosilicon anodes for high-performance lithium-ion batteries.

Applying a coating of methyl viologen to lithium metal anodes can stabilize battery performance and eliminate dendrite growth.

Mimicking the vein structure in leaves helps produce material that improves lifetime of batteries.

Mobile sensor that detects specific wavelengths of electromagnetic energy.

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