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Energy news, December 2020

Researchers have developed a novel porous, carbon-based anode material that can increase the energy density of sodium-ion batteries.

When the thermoelectric semiconductor tin monoselenide is doped with antimony, it switches between p-type and n-type as doping increases.

Researchers have discovered that a process known as crystal gliding is responsible for damage to single-crystal, nickel-rich cathodes in batteries.

By replicating the design of a mammal bone, researchers have improved the structural integrity of the cathode for a sodium-ion battery.

A team of researchers says it's time to step up efforts to find thermoelectric materials for cooling applications as well as power generation.

By using nanosheets and graphene foam in an island-bridge design, researchers have developed stretchable micro-supercapacitor arrays.

Improved solar energy storage using a molecular machine

Nanomaterial-based device that can heat or cool buildings

A new flexible, rechargeable, printable silver oxide-zinc battery can provide five to 10 times more power than current lithium-ion batteries.

Single-walled carbon nanotubes can emit a delayed secondary fluorescence when triggered by a process involving dye molecules and oxygen.

A new tool that uses light to map out the electronic structures of 2D crystals could reveal the capabilities of emerging quantum materials.

Researchers have found that their new graphene-based heat pipe is better at cooling electronics and power systems than a copper-based heat pipe.

By switching between two different nanomaterial sheets, engineers have produced a dual-mode heating and cooling device for buildings.

A titanium atom that wants to be in two places at once is responsible for the poor thermal conductivity of the crystalline solid barium titanium sulfide.

A magnesium battery with a new cathode and electrolyte can deliver a power density comparable to that of lithium-ion batteries.

Researchers have developed an ultrafast way, based on plasma processing, to produce stable perovskite cells and assemble them into solar modules.

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