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Energy news, December 2017

A novel leaf-shaped catalyst made from molybdenum disulfide could replace expensive platinum catalysts in hydrogen fuel cells.

Scientists have discovered the fastest magnesium-ion solid-state conductor, which could find use as a solid electrolyte in magnesium-ion batteries.

For the first time, scientists have observed ion migration within hybrid perovskite crystals and related that to declines in its light-absorbing ability.

A prototype of a sodium battery with a solid electrolyte is safer and can store more energy than a lithium-ion battery.

Scientists have developed a technique for combining carbon nanotubes with ceramics and polymers to form novel composite materials.

A new, cost-effective catalyst made from nickel, tine and ceria can convert carbon dioxide and methane directly into synthesis gas.

Researchers have created the material for a chemical heat 'battery' that can release its energy on demand.

The optical and photocatalytic properties of carbon dots can be precisely tuned by controlling the positions of nitrogen atoms in their structure.

Smart textiles and wearable electronics benefit from graphene.

Conductor gives delicate control over electron spin.

An updated version of infrared imaging has proved ideal for studying and and optimizing metal-organic frameworks.

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