A biomass-derived porous carbon matrix with carbon nanotubes for enhanced Li-S battery performance

Researchers from the Hefei University of Technology and University of Science and Technology of China have improved the cathode performance in lithium-sulfur batteries by embedding carbon nanotube networks within porous carbon.

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Electrolytes for improved safety of Li-Ion batteries

Renjie Chen and co-workers developed a nanogelator-based solid electrolyte that improves the safety of Li-ion batteries.

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Electricity from waste heat

For the first time so-called thermoelectric materials reliably convert waste heat directly into electricity.

Integration of semiconducting sulfides for full-spectrum solar energy absorption and efficient charge separation

A Chinese research team has recently constructed a unique ternary sulfide heteronanorod through a colloidal chemical transformation strategy.

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New world record for polymer solar cells

Polymer solar cells could be cheaper and more reliable thanks to Swedish and Chinese researchers.

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Spectral Conversion for Artificial Photosynthesis

Photoluminescent spectral conversion as a promising route to increase the quantum yield in natural and artificial photosynthesis.

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Best of Advanced Energy Materials – April

Take a look at the great cover images from the April issues and top five most downloaded articles this month.

Subsea concept to simplify oil exploration

Statoil presented a new subsea concept to reduce cost and increase efficiency.

Stability issues of the next generation solar cells

Due to the need to develop efficient, low cost photovoltaics, different emerging photovoltaic technologies have been attracting increasing attention.

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Titania mania – peering into the heart of photocatalysis

4D ultra-fast electron microscopy can peer into and peel away the most subtle details and beauty of photocatalysis, providing a new sharp focus realism of human-made nano machinery for the solar powered fixation of CO2 to fuels and chemical feedstocks.