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Energy news, June 2018

Oxygen to blame for Li-ion battery breakdown

Singlet oxygen is confirmed as the reactive species that irreversibly damages transition metal cathode materials in lithium ion batteries.

New study finds sodium and potassium show promise as battery materials

Studies with an electron microscope have revealed that batteries based on sodium and potassium hold promise as an alternative to lithium-ion batteries.

Computer simulations have revealed that certain halide double perovskites could make effective photocatalysts for splitting water.

A new cathode material comprising iron trifluoride nanorods with added cobalt and oxygen could triple the energy density of lithium-ion batteries.

Scientists have developed a simple way to produce a conductive graphene foam that they can shape into 3D objects such as battery electrodes.

New hybrid conductive material, part elastic polymer and part liquid metal, which can be bent and stretched easily.

Elsevier releases 2017 CiteScore values.

Atomically thin nanowires improve efficiency of conversion of heat to electricity.

Scientists have found that the most effective thermoelectric materials can be realized by shaping substances such as tin telluride into 1D nanowires.

Atomic force microscopy has revealed the role of atomically thin layers of water in an energy storage material called crystalline tungsten oxide dihydrate.

Physicists have calculated that exposing a topological semimetal to a magnetic field could turn it into a highly efficient thermoelectric material.

Revisiting an old technology to capture energy from the rolling sea.

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