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Energy news, July 2017

New technique improves perovskite solar cells

Meniscus-assisted technique could lead to high efficiency perovskite films.

Smoother surfaces on a solid electrolyte could eliminate or greatly reduce the problem of dendrite formation in lithium-ion batteries.

Submit your nomination for the 2018 Robert Cahn Award today.

Submissions are being accepted for the 2018 OWSD-Elsevier Foundation Awards for Early-Career Researchers in Developing Countries.

Find out who will receive one of the 2016 Acta student awards.

New electrode designs based on a highly conductive, two-dimensional transition metal carbide could produce fast-charging batteries.

Improving direct methanol fuel cells (DMFCs).

A new low-temperature solution printing technique can fabricate high-efficiency perovskite solar cells with large crystals.

Scientists have found evidence for a new type of electron pairing that may broaden the search for new high-temperature superconductors.

A novel manganese and sodium-ion-based material could replace lithium-based electrodes in rechargeable batteries.

The World Science Festival and Annals of Physics join forces at an event at Columbia University.

A combination of experimental and theoretical methods has revealed evidence of superconductivity on ultrathin lithium titanate films.

An inexpensive material called quinone makes an effective anode for safe, long-lasting batteries that work across a range of temperatures.

A new low-temperature catalyst can produce high-purity hydrogen gas while simultaneously using up carbon monoxide.

A novel nickel oxide compound is an unconventional but promising candidate material for high-temperature superconductivity.

A new semiconductor alloy that can capture near-infrared light could improve the efficiency and reduce the cost of concentrator photovoltaics.

Mimicking useful properties of melanin-like materials.

Tracking and controlling dynamic molecular vibrations.

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