University of Texas at Austin and Monash University researchers have recently discovered a new, efficient way to extract lithium and other metals and minerals from water. With continual technological advancements in mobile devices and electric cars, the global demand for lithium has quickly outpaced the rate at which it can be mined or recycled. The […]

Researchers at the US Naval Research Laboratory Center for Computational Materials Science (NRL), show that cesium lead halide perovskites nanocrystals (CsPbX3) emit light much faster than conventional light emitting materials. Working with an international team of physicists the group showed the property is enabling more efficient lasers and LEDs with larger emission power at lower […]

Lawrence Berkeley National Lab (Berkeley Lab) researchers have discovered that a form of perovskite, one of the most studied materials in solar research currently due to its high conversion efficiency. The researchers discovered the perovskite works surprisingly well as a stable and photoactive semiconductor material that can be reversibly switched between a transparent state and […]

University of California – Riverside (UCR) researchers have now described the development of an inexpensive, efficient catalyst material for a type of fuel cell called a polymer electrolyte membrane fuel cell. The new cell turns the chemical energy of hydrogen into electricity and is among the most promising fuel cell types to power cars and […]

Washington State University researchers have created a catalyst capable of reducing pollutants at the lower temperatures expected in advanced engines. As cars become more fuel efficient, less heat is wasted out the exhaust, which makes it harder to clean up the pollutants being emitted. The work of researchers at Washington State University, Pacific Northwest National […]

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