Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (LBNL) scientists have harnessed the power of photosynthesis to convert carbon dioxide into fuels and alcohols at efficiencies far greater than plants. The achievement marks a significant advance in the effort to move toward sustainable sources of fuel. Many systems have successfully reduced carbon dioxide to chemical and fuel precursors, such […]

Fuzhou University in China scientists report the synthesis of a macroscopic aerogel from carbonitride nanomaterials which is an excellent catalyst for the water-splitting reaction under visible-light irradiation. The study adds new opportunities to the material properties of melamine-derived carbonitrides. The study has been published in the journal Angewandte Chemie. Melamine can be polymerized with formaldehyde […]

Scientists in South Korea have developed a new cost-efficient way to produce inorganic -organic hybrid perovskite solar cells (PSCs) setting a new world-record efficiency performance of 22.1 percent in small cells and 19.7 percent in 1-square-centimeter cells. This breakthrough comes from a research conducted by Distinguished Professor Sang-Il Seok of Energy and Chemical Engineering at […]

Georgia Institute of Technology researchers have devised a new low-temperature solution printing technique allows fabrication of high-efficiency perovskite solar cells. The technique uses large crystals intended to minimize current-robbing grain boundaries. The meniscus-assisted solution printing (MASP) technique boosts power conversion efficiencies to nearly 20 percent by controlling crystal size and orientation. The process, which uses […]

University of Central Florida chemistry Professor Fernando Uribe-Romo and his team of students has just found a way to trigger the process of photosynthesis in a synthetic material that also creates a clean way to produce fuel precursors. His team created a way to trigger a chemical reaction in a synthetic material called metal-organic frameworks […]

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