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Energy news, August 2018

Adding lithium ions into the crystal structure of a quantum material called samarium nickelate makes it an ion conductor but an electrical insulator.

Two types of nanoribbons produce material that traps single electrons at the junctions of ribbon segments.

Using a ceramic solid-state electrolyte, engineers have developed lithium-metal batteries that don't suffer from poor durability and short-circuiting.

Scientists have discovered that negatively curved carbon sheets known as schwarzites can be synthesized inside the pores of zeolites.

Researchers have made triple-layered hollow nanostructures consisting of a conductive organic core sandwiched between two inorganic layers.

Scientists have designed auxetic materials with smooth curves for distributing forces that can deform repeatedly.

Scientists have discovered that defects in zirconium-based metal-organic frameworks can actually improve their ability at capturing carbon dioxide.

Novel all-solid-state batteries based on thin films benefit from low resistance at the interface between the electrode and the solid electrolyte.

Could the touch of a finger make mobile data storage more secure?

A novel 3D printing method can produce battery electrodes with a 3D microlattice structure with controlled porosity, enhancing charging rates.

Using a form of Raman microscopy developed for biomedical studies, scientists have explored the mechanism behind dendrite growth in lithium batteries.

Niobium tungsten oxides with a complex crystalline structure allow lithium ions to move through them at higher rates than typical electrode materials.

Researchers have developed a new way for modeling to the atomic level how metallic glasses behave as they fracture.

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