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Energy news, August 2017

By interpenetrating two polymers, scientists have developed a novel supercapacitor that is flexible and can store a lot of charge very quickly.

Detailed tests have helped to reveal why one promising material added to the electrolyte of lithium-air batteries doesn't work as well as expected.

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Hybrid photoactive materials with more stable and more rigid dyes obtained.

Simultaneous design and nanomanufacturing speeds up fabrication.

Microbot origami helps tiny devices move and capture cells.

Dr. Sebastian Groh named winner of the inaugural Renewable Transformation Challenge.

A novel process can convert carbon dioxide into 3D graphene with micropores across its surface, which could make an ideal supercapacitor material.

Scientists have simultaneously designed an optimal material for light management in solar cells and fabricated the nanostructured surfaces.

Scientists have developed various hybrid, photoactive materials that respond in different ways when exposed to excitation light.

A composite of a polymer and a 2D material can store energy at operating temperatures well above current commercial polymers.

Scientists have used a laser to turn the surface of pine wood into a form of graphene, potentially offering a way to produce biodegradable electronics.

Scientists have predicted and created new 2D electrocatalysts able to extract hydrogen from water with high performance and low cost.

Researchers have significantly increased the temperature at which carbon-based materials can act as superconductors.

Under certain conditions, the magnetic properties of a material can predict the relationship between its elasticity and temperature.

Scientists have used a molecular pulley binder to create high-capacity silicon anodes for use in lithium-ion batteries.

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