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Energy news, April 2019

Researchers have developed an organic cathode that dramatically improves the stability and energy density of solid-state sodium-ion batteries.

Researchers have shown that a nano-coating of boron nitride can stabilize solid electrolytes in lithium metal batteries.

Eutectic lithium salts can replenish the lithium ions that battery cathodes lose over extended use and restore their atomic structures.

Researchers have found that plastic crystals of neopentylglycol could replace the inefficient gases used in most refrigerators and air conditioners.

Researchers have discovered why vanadium disulfide is unstable as a battery cathode material and developed a way to make it more stable.

Polymers that conduct electricity to stimulate cells and monitor their natural electrical activity could be useful in medicine

3D printing in geometric designs and material composites for devices with novel optical properties

Carbohydrates from seaweed are being converted into complex carbon-based structures that can store electrical energy

High-quality phosphorene nanoribbons for high-speed electronics

Researchers have synthesized tiny, individual, flexible phosphorene nanoribbons from crystals of black phosphorous and lithium ions.

A coating of graphene can stop oxygen escaping from the cathode of a lithium battery, helping to prevent the battery from catching fire.

An environmentally friendly deep eutectic solvent can extract valuable elements from the metal oxides commonly used as cathodes in lithium-ion batteries.

Researchers have developed a 'hybrid' cathode for lithium-sulfur batteries that combines an intercalation type material with a conversion type material.

Scientists have developed a novel 3D printing process for fabricating flexible conducting fibers on textiles, which can be used to harvest energy.

Researchers have developed a wood membrane than can generate an ionic voltage from a small temperature differential.

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