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Energy news, June 2019

A novel polymer/carbon composite matrix with lithium microparticles could enhance the capacity and safety of lithium-metal batteries.

By developing a process for fabricating oxide perovskite crystals in free-standing layers, researchers have produced a new class of 2D material.

Fire up the triboelectric generators with laser-induced graphene

Scientists have discovered why adding cesium and rubidium to halide perovskite solar cells gives them more uniform characteristics.

Ultraviolet LEDs for lepidoptery

Inspired by polar bear hairs, scientists have created an elastic, lightweight heat-insulating material made from hollow carbon tubes.

Chemists have found a way to improve the speed and durability of smart glass by providing a better understanding of how the glass works at the nanoscale.

Synchrotron studies have provided the first macro view of what happens inside a battery electrode that leads to the failure of lithium-ion batteries.

A new sulfur-based cathode material for lithium batteries is more energy-dense and environmentally friendly than traditional cathode materials.

Engineers have developed a high-throughput computational method to design new hybrid organic-inorganic materials for solar cells and LEDs.

A new clean, green technique uses high-frequency sound waves to produce customized metal-organic frameworks in minutes.

The gas separation ability of metal-organic frameworks can be greatly improved by using rapid heat treatment to make their lattice structure rigid.

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