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Energy news, July 2019

Thermal superinsulator effectively captures solar heat

Aerogel helps to heat the house as renewable energy

Researchers have shown that a text-mining algorithm with no training in materials science can accurately predict novel thermoelectric materials.

new proactive risk governance system can keep pace with development and should lead to safer nanomaterials, products, and processes

A new method for getting high-energy photons striking silicon to kick out two electrons instead of one could produce more efficient solar cells.

By letting through over 95% of incoming sunlight while being highly insulating, a novel silica aerogel can heat up to a temperature of 220°C.

By utilizing theory and experiment, researchers have managed to improve the performance of liquefied gas electrolytes with lithium-metal anodes.

Direct growth technique could produce low-cost, high-efficiency graphene-on-silicon Schottky junction solar cells.

Researchers have used X-ray tomography to visualize how cracks form near the edges of the interfaces between materials in solid-state batteries.

new insight into hematite nanorods could help future development of photoelectrochemical cells for water splitting

Researchers have developed a model to explain the disparity in performance between the p-type and n-type forms of thermoelectric materials.

flexible capacitors made from layers of polyester coated with graphene and hexagonal boron nitride inks could form basis of washable wearable electronics

flash infrared annealing (FIRA) could hold the key to low-cost environmentally friendly perovskite solar cells

A new, advanced manufacturing process can produce nano-structured rods and tubes directly from high-performance aluminum alloy powder.

ion trap based on the nanofibrous structure of cellulose converts low-grade heat into useful electricity

New process for fabricating oxide perovskite crystals

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