Researchers at Queensland University of Technology’s (QUT) Center for Materials Science used theoretical modeling to identify metals that can convert carbon dioxide into sustainable and clean fuel sources. Led by Associate Professor Liangzhi Kou at QUT, were part of an international study that used theoretical modeling to identify six metals (nickel, niobium, palladium, rhenium, rhodium, […]

Tokyo Institute of Technology (TIT) scientists demonstrated that breaking open the trade-off problem between thermopower and conductivity improves thermoelectric performance. Energy consumption in developed countries has been rather wasteful. Nearly two-thirds of the total energy is typically discarded as “waste heat,” which ends up simply dumped into the atmosphere. Lately, finding a way to productively […]

A research team from Brown University and the University of Maryland has developed a new material for use in solid-state batteries that’s derived from an unlikely source: trees. In pursuit of batteries that deliver more power and operate more safely, researchers are working to replace the liquids commonly used in today’s lithium ion batteries with […]

A research group in Japan has successfully developed a “nanoporous super multi-element catalyst” (1) that contains 14 elements (2) which are mixed uniformly at the atomic level and used as a catalyst. The new catalyst was found to show excellent properties as an electrode material for water electrolysis due to the multi-element superposition effect (cocktail […]

A Tohoku University research team has developed liquid-sulfur/sulfide composite cathodes that enable high-rate magnesium batteries. Magnesium rechargeable batteries show immense promise for a greener future because of their energy density, safety, and cost. But the lack of high-performance cathode materials has impeded their development. Magnesium rechargeable batteries (MRBs), where high-capacity Mg metal is used as […]

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