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Energy news, July 2020

Super-white paints for cooler buildings

A carbon nanotube film possesses a combination of thermal, electrical and physical properties that could make it of use for next-generation smart fabrics.

Researchers have found that a salt based on the organic compound piperidine can greatly improve the longevity of perovskite solar cells.

A computational model for understanding how changes in material nanostructure affect conductivity could lead to new energy storage devices.

micropatterned substrate boosts perovskite light absorption

A new technique for making heterostructured materials uses ball milling to smash structurally incommensurate solids and then reassemble them.

A light-powered metal catalyst, comprising tiny spheres of aluminum dotted with specks of palladium, can break the strong chemical bonds in fluorocarbons.

By adding fluorine to a commercially available liquid electrolyte, researchers have boosted its stability and performance in lithium-metal batteries.

Researchers have developed a new abrasion-based method for producing heterostructure devices based on 2D materials such as graphene.

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