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Energy news, November 2017

Overcoming the technical challenges of achieving extreme fast charging for electric vehicles.

Scientists report major progress in developing a new type of lithium-ion battery that utilizes cathodes made with so-called ‘disordered’ materials.

A simple method for manufacturing extremely low-density palladium nanofoams could help advance hydrogen storage technologies.

Cathodes for lithium-ion batteries that contain point defects allow more efficient exchange of lithium ions between the cathode and electrolyte.

Scientists have used cryo-electron microscopy to capture the first atomic-level images of the crystalline dendrites that can grow in batteries.

A marriage between 3D printer plastic and metal-organic frameworks could lead to inexpensive sensors and fuel cell batteries.

Microchip improves our understanding of the process of extracting hydrogen from water.

Lateral heterojunctions between 2D semiconducting monolayers produce more efficient solar cells than vertical stacks.

Harvesting energy from body heat to drive wearable thermoelectric generators.

A metal-organic framework that can conduct electricity could offer an efficient means of storing renewable energy.

Novel nanocomposite harnesses water flow and sunlight to break up organic pollutants.

Prototype photodetector with double the efficiency of standard models.

A self-formed, flexible, hybrid solid-electrolyte interphase layer solves many of the problems that currently bedevil lithium-sulfur batteries.

Extracting hydrogen from seawater without corrosion.

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