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Energy news, May 2020

Researchers have developed a supercapacitor made from a polymer composite that is able to store and deliver electricity at high power rates.

A novel heat treatment with an organic group can enhance the stability of tin halide perovskite solar cells by preventing tin oxidation.

Tandem structure improves efficiency of solar cells

By soaking up water from the air at night and then releasing it during the day, a novel polymer gel can reduce solar panel temperatures by 10°C.

By combining machine learning with X-ray tomography, scientists have produced a detailed picture of how battery cathodes degrade with use.

Improving our understanding of the surface of a semiconductor compound

A new supercapacitor based on manganese oxide could combine the storage capacity of batteries with the fast charging of conventional supercapacitors.

By tweaking their chemical makeup and fabrication, researchers have produced perovskite solar cells that are better at withstanding high temperatures.

Scientists have used single-crystal electrodes to reveal information about the workings of polycrystalline electrodes in advanced silicon-ion batteries.

By combining silicon nanoparticles with carbon nanotubes, researchers have created yarn-like microspheres for use as battery electrodes.

Researchers have found a way to make halide perovskites more stable by adding a bulky molecule to their surface to inhibit ion movement.

Researchers have developed a lead-free perovskite for use in solar cells that could be a safer and more stable than lead-based perovskites.

The award is to honor a young researcher active in the fields of Nanofabrication and Nanotechnology for Electronics, MEMS and Life Sciences.

Shedding ultraviolet light to kill coronavirus

Tin-based perovskites show promise for photovoltaic devices

A novel electrolyte that forms a protective layer over the silicon nanoparticles that make up a battery anode gives the silicon room to swell.

A metal harvest to power the world's micro robots

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