Materials chemistry news, December 2022

Researchers have developed a new method for discovering unknown and unpredicted crystalline materials with two or more elements.

In a paper in Science, researchers have laid out their vision for electrolyte design in future generations of batteries.

Researchers have shown that plant-based solvents called terpenes can replace toxic chlorinated solvents in the manufacture of organic solar cells.

Synthetic vascular grafts improved by seaweed molecule

A new low-temperature process for fabricating bifacial thin-film CIGS solar cells can greatly improve their energy-conversion efficiency.

New electrolyte for lithium-ion batteries stops them catching fire

Researchers have discovered the first known de novo protein that can catalyze the synthesis of cadmium sulfide quantum dots.

Chemically recycling PVC into usable material without using heat

Dissoiving various metals in a liquid gallium solvent causes them to self-assemble into differently shaped crystals, including a tiny zinc snowflake.

By adding salt to a polymer electrolyte, researchers have produced a lithium-ion battery that can function at high temperatures without starting a fire.

Using two different approaches, researchers have developed novel electrocatalysts for producing hydrogen that don't contain precious metals.

Researchers have developed an electrochemical method for recycling PVC that actually takes advantage of the toxic plasticizers in PVC.

A new microprinting technique uses sugar and corn syrup to transfer microscopic patterns of materials onto curved surfaces.

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