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Researchers have discovered a universal descriptor for indicating which electrolytes are best paired with organic actives in redox flow batteries.

When cesium, copper and zinc oxide are brought together in a certain configuration they can catalyze the conversion of carbon dioxide to ethanol.

By synthesizing the first 1D cuprate that can be doped, scientists have uncovered an unexpectedly strong nearest-neighbor attraction between electrons.

Inspired by cell membranes, novel polymer membranes can separate fluoride from chloride and other ions with twice the selectivity of other methods.

Researchers have improved their carbon membranes for isolating para-xylene and shown how changes to its structure can greatly increase productivity.

Researchers have enhanced the brightness and stability of light-emitting perovskite nanocrystals by encapsulating them in metal-organic frameworks.

By utilizing silver terraces as a substrate, engineers have, for the first time, managed to create a double layer of atomically flat borophene.

By inserting molecular spacers between the layers in a graphite anode, researchers have created sufficient space for sodium ions.

A novel rechargeable battery that uses sodium-chlorine chemistry can store up to six times more charge than current batteries.

Properties of bamboo inspire more efficient battery electrodes

"Carbon-based materials for electrocatalysis: tailored functionalities towards activity and selectivity"

By crosslinking lignin from wood within a 3D polymer network, researchers have produced a new sustainable phosphorescent material.

Lightweight multifunctional alternatives made from natural resources could mitigate waste problems associated with non-biodegradable materials

Microplastics shown to stress cell membranes through physical processes

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