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Energy news, September 2020

Scientists have used artificial intelligence to identify a novel class of cheap, stable solid electrolyte materials made from lithium, boron and sulfur.

By combining low-energy photons to produce high-energy excited states, researchers have developed a novel polymerization process.

By aligning them and improving their conductivity, researchers have enhanced the piezoelectric properties of peptide-based nanotubes.

A novel model for predicting and improving battery performance is 100,000 times faster than existing modeling techniques.

A novel optical detection system may have shown that grain boundaries are no barrier for thermoelectrical materials, but they still can't take the strain.

Researchers have uncovered the atomic mechanism that makes tin-based thermoelectric materials incredibly efficient at high temperatures.

Researchers found that cracking on the surface of an electrode particle corresponded with areas of microscopic cracking deep inside the particle.

Adding elliptical holes to elastic materials can enhance their efficiency at converting elastic energy to kinetic energy for extreme velocity movements.

Disordered rocksalt made of lithium, vanadium and oxygen makes a safe, powerful. long-lasting anode material for lithium-ion batteries.

By probing the electronic behavior of a superconducting cuprate, researchers have uncovered evidence for quantum critical points.

By combining computational modeling with experimental data, researchers have developed a novel approach for tracking ions within a 2D material.

By introducing isolated defects into a ferroelectric, researchers have managed to turn it into a top-performing energy-storage material.

By combing organic molecules with silver electrodes, researchers have set a new efficiency record for color-neutral, transparent solar cells.

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