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Energy news, May 2018

New electronic textiles can take the heat

Pyroprotein-based electronic textiles are durable and simple to make for applications such as energy harvesting.

Doping a crystal with a small amount of a different element offers a way to alter the speed and frequencies of natural vibrations known as phonons.

A novel magnetic material with a unique honeycomb structure could help produce electronic components that utilize less energy and produce less heat.

Adding salt to a metal-organic framework and then baking it at a high temperature can produce an intricate carbon-based structure.

Holey graphene for more efficient hydrogen production with cheaper metals.

Combination of sulfolane and a metal salt makes a stable electrolyte for lithium-ion batteries that overcomes shortcomings of conventional electrolytes.

A new curing process takes advantage of the chemical bonds in a polymer resin to send a cascading hardening wave through the polymer.

Giant photo-effect in graphene decorated with Pt nanoparticles boosts proton transport and hydrogen generation.

The Acta Journals are delighted to announce the recipients of the 2018 Outstanding Reviewer awards for excellence in reviewing in 2017.

A new designer's toolkit can build various levels of complexity into nanoparticles using a simple, mix-and-match process.

A new algorithm for predicting exotic materials helped to reduce the time needed to develop a thermoelectric material from 15 years to 15 months.

Cost analysis of carbon fiber recycling reductions in environmental impact compared with virgin carbon fiber production.

Using various analytical techniques, researchers have established how hydrogen bonding plays a key role in the performance of perovskite solar cells.

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