Rice University researchers have integrated high-efficiency perovskite solar cells and electrode catalysts into an efficient, low-cost device that splits water to produce hydrogen fuel. The platform developed by the Brown School of Engineering lab of Rice materials scientist Jun Lou integrates catalytic electrodes and perovskite solar cells that, when triggered by sunlight, produce electricity. The […]

Argonne National Laboratory scientists have created and tested a single-crystal electrode that promises to yield pivotal discoveries for advanced batteries under development worldwide. Such advanced batteries are under development worldwide for electric vehicles, consumer electronics and other applications. Collaborating on the project were researchers from Northwestern University and the University of Illinois at Chicago. The […]

Paul Scherrer Institute researchers have gained insights into a promising material for organic light-emitting diodes (OLEDs). The substance enables high light yields and would be inexpensive to produce on a large scale, which means such diodes are practically made for use in large-area room lighting. Researchers have been searching for such materials for a long […]

A Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute team of engineers, material scientists, and physicists have demonstrated how a new material – a lead-free chalcogenide perovskite – that hadn’t previously been considered for use in solar cells could provide a safer and more effective option than others that are commonly considered. A widespread transition to solar energy will depend […]

An Oregon State University led international research collaboration has taken an important step toward the commercially viable manufacture of biobutanol, an alcohol whose strong potential as a fuel for gasoline-powered engines could pave the path away from fossil fuels. The key breakthrough is the development of a new metal organic framework, or MOF, that can […]

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