Modeling improved organic solar cell behaviour

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A new electrostatic model has been developed, which treats electrons and holes not as point charges or an average electrostatic density, but as delocalized Gaussian spheres.

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Unique catalysts for hydrogen fuel cells synthesized

Researchers show how a unique nano-alloy composed of palladium nano-islands embedded in tungsten nanoparticles creates a new type of catalyst.

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Next generation batteries with titanium dioxide anodes

Scientists from Nanyang Technological University (NTU Singapore) have developed a new battery that can be recharged up to 70 per cent in only 2 minutes.

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Nuclear waste storage materials research wins grant

An American team have won an $800,000 grant to research stable materials for nuclear waste storage.

Multifunctional coating to improve DSSCs

A new multifunctional coating system to increase the sunlight harvesting ability and the operational lifetime of organic DSSC devices has been proposed.

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The global energy transition – do we have a Plan B?

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What can we do if the IPCC’s response to climate change – assessment of risk, vulnerability, mitigation, adaptation and cost – fails to deliver?

Indium selenides as promising thermoelectric materials

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New work summarizes progress on the structural characteristics, synthetic methods and thermoelectric properties of a new class of thermoelectric materials.

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The future of energy storage from TiO2 nanotubes

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A team from Nanyang Technological University in Singapore has created long titanium nanotubes that show promise for use in fast charge/discharge batteries.

Efficient Electron Transport in a Semiconducting Copolymer

Charge transport in a naphthalenediimide based semiconducting copolymer

Hopping of localized, intrachain polarons leads to high charge carrier mobilities in a donor acceptor type conjugated copolymer.

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Developing transparent solar concentrators

Yimu Zhao, a doctoral student in chemical engineering and materials science, and Richard Lunt, assistant professor of chemical engineering and materials science, run a test in Lunt’s lab. Lunt and his team have developed a new material that can be placed over windows and create solar energy. Photo by G.L. Kohuth.

A team of researchers at Michigan State University has developed a new type of transparent solar concentrator.

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