Race for a CO2-to-Fuel Technology

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The race is on to develop CO2-to-Fuel technology – in an invited editorial, Professor Ozin and co-workers give their view on the current state of the art.

Driving forward: high-powered, ultra-long lifetime Li-ion batteries for electric vehicles

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Prelithiated hematite nanofibers demonstrate exceptional cyclability as anodes towards high-powered Li-ion batteries for automotive applications.

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Optimization of organic Li-ion batteries

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High performance organic Li-ion batteries have been demonstrated after optimization of the cathode, electrolyte, and protective additives.

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Following the Roadmap to Improved Lithium-Ion Batteries

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Jim Yang Lee and colleagues have designed a clever method to apply the concept of traffic engineering to the electron transport in lithium-ion batteries.

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High performance coated-powder cathodes for Li-ion batteries

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Stable, high-performance Li-ion battery cathodes have been demonstrated from powder precursors coated with an electrochemically active coating.

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International Year of Light: Plasmonic Nanoparticles

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This month’s International Year of Light article reviews relevant advances and applications of plasmonic nanoparticles, from energy to health.

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Model Membrane-Free Li–S Batteries

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Membrane-free lithium–sulfur batteries with enhanced performance and cycle life.

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Simplified Fabrication Improves Stibnite Solar Cell Efficiency

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Research into solar cell materials has shown that stibnite synthesis is fast and cheap, and can be easily scaled up, critical for industrial applications.

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Advanced Optical Materials – May Issue Covers

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Check out the articles highlighted on the covers of the latest issue of Advanced Optical Materials.

Perovskite solar cells: more than just a fad?

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Michael Grätzel et al. show excellent device stability for perovskite solar cells tested outdoors in the hot, humid climate of Jeddah, Saudi Arabia.

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