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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Solving the MXene capacitive paradox

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Entirely new family of conductive two-dimensional carbides and nitrides may lead to better energy storage.

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Voltage loss in polymer solar cells down to the dielectric constant

High dielectric constant polymer solar cells found to behave as efficiently as their inorganic counterparts.

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Analyzing Lithium–Sulfur Batteries in Operando Mode

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A new technique is developed for studying lithium-sulfur batteries in operation: UV/Vis spectroscopy in operando mode.

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High-capacity battery uses only organic ingredients

American researchers design organic battery intended for deployment in power stations.

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Speeding up the characterization of organic photovoltaics

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A new contactless and rapid light beam-induced current method can be used to identify defects in complex organic multilayer films.

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Is semiconductor photocatalysis photochemical or thermochemical or both? (and do we care?)

Figure 2. Is your photocatalytic reaction powered by light or heat or both? Graphical illustration courtesy of Chenxi Qian.

Professor Ozin addresses a fundamental concern in the field of photocatalysis.