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Energy news, November 2019

Scientists have discovered two co-existing phases in a layered, copper-containing crystal that are connected through a quadruple energy well.

Storing renewable energy even when there is no sun or wind

New class of polymers brings cheaper grid batteries

Scientists have found an organic compound that can harvest the 'hot electrons' produced when high-energy photons hit a perovskite semiconductor.

Applying a thin layer of iron, vanadium, tungsten and aluminum to a silicon crystal produces a highly efficient thermoelectric material.

Food waste can be repurposed to supply drinking water and power while reducing the release of greenhouse gases into the atmosphere

Perovskite materials for use in next generation solar cells and flexible LEDs can be more efficient when their chemical compositions are less ordered.

Researchers have found that a class of polymers known as AquaPIMs can produce an ideal membrane for use in a flow battery.

By replacing some of the lead in perovskites with indium, scientists have quashed the defects in perovskite solar cells and enhanced their stability.

Exposing the cathode in a lithium-ion battery to a beam of concentrated light can lower the charging time by a remarkable factor of two or more.

By wetting porous polymer coatings with alcohol, researchers have come up with an inexpensive and scalable way to control light and heat in buildings.

A new technique for probing the crystalline microstructure of battery cathodes can reveal the short-term order of the ions in these materials.

Scientists have used a novel technique called lensless microscopy to uncover previously unknown abilities in nickel and barium hexaferrite.

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