A Global Research Center for Environment and Energy based on Nanomaterials Science of Japan (GREEN) research team has successfully developed perovskite solar cells with good reproducibility and stability as well as exhibiting ideal semiconducting properties. Perovskite solar cells are a promising low-cost and highly-efficient next-generation technology for solar cells.  The study has been published in […]

Department of Energy’s BioEnergy Science Center (BESC) at Oak Ridge National Laboratory scientists working with Mascoma LLC have developed a revolutionary strain of yeast that could help significantly accelerate the development of biofuels from nonfood plant matter. The approach could provide a pathway to eventual expansion of biofuels production beyond the current output limited to […]

University of British Columbia and National Research Council of Canada researchers are studying the role that methane nanobubbles might play in the formation and dissociation of natural gas hydrates. Natural gas hydrates also known as methane hydrates are an untapped source of natural gas that could be a chief energy source across much of the […]

Hiroshima University researchers have announced fabrication of a silicon quantum dot based hybrid inorganic/organic light-emitting diode (LED) that exhibits white-blue electroluminescence. The hybrid LED is expected to be a next-generation illumination device for producing flexible lighting and displays. The fabrication was done by Professor Ken-ichi Saitow at the Natural Science Center for Basic Research and […]

Researchers in Sweden and the US have described a method for making elastic high-capacity batteries from wood pulp. Using nanocellulose broken down from tree fibers, the scientists have produced an elastic, foam-like battery material that can withstand shock and stress. Max Hamedi, a researcher at KTH and Harvard University explained, “It is possible to make […]

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