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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Drinking water: water purification using multi-functional nanoparticles

Using a variety of techniques to develop hybrid scavenger nanoparticles, researchers in China have created an efficient and reusable water filter to effectively clean polluted water up to safe drinking standards.

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Photocatalytic degradation of dye pollutants

A WO3–graphene photocatalyst has been developed that can efficiently degrade the dye Rhodamine B.

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Synthesize hydrocarbon fuel in one step

Researchers have proven that concentrated light, heat and high pressures can drive the one-step conversion of CO2 and water into liquid hydrocarbon fuels.

Green, biomineralization-inspired synthesis of a Li-Ion battery material

The biomineralization-inspired synthesis of a TiO2/reduced graphene oxide composite is developed for a high-performance Li-ion battery material.

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Outstanding electrocatalytic activity from metal and nitrogen co-doped carbon nanoframeworks

Zhang’s group developed a new synthetic method for preparing M,N-C electrocatalysts.

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Fixing Carbon Dioxide – Doing Something Fast and Economically Sensible

We all love CO2 – let’s do it, let’s fix CO2 fixation!

Light-induced color change in the sapphirinid copepods

The males of certain species of copepods, small marine crustaceans, produce some of the most spectacular colors in nature.

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Direct insertion of nanowires into living algal cells

The direct insertion of nanowires into living algal cells using inkjet printing technology is demonstrated.

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Bioleaching of Rare Earth Elements

The bioleaching of rare earth elements from monazite sand by fungal strains is more effective and environmentally friendly alternative to conventional chemical extraction approaches.

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