Researchers at Cardiff University in collaboration with researchers in Lehigh University, USA and the National Center for Magnetic Resonance in Wuhan, China found a simple, low-cost method of directly converting natural gas into useful chemicals and fuels, using the precious metal gold as a key ingredient. Natural gas is one of the greenest fossil fuels, […]

SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory scientists have made realistic close-ups of a plump, squishy layer called the solid-electrolyte interphase (SEI) that forms on lithium metal anodes as a result of chemical reactions with the electrolyte. Knowing what it really looks will give them a new way to improve next-gen battery design. Lithium metal batteries could store […]

A National University of Singapore research team has set a new record in the power conversion efficiency of solar cells made using perovskite and organic materials. Their latest work demonstrated a power conversion efficiency of 23.6%, approaching that of conventional silicon solar cells. This technological breakthrough paves the way for flexible, light-weight, low cost and […]

Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory path-setting findings demonstrate for the first time using boron for confining heat in fusion stellarators. The demonstration could advance the twisty design as a blueprint for future fusion power plants. The scientists added a common household cleaning agent, the mineral boron contained in such cleaners as Borax, that vastly improved the […]

Tokyo Institute of Technology researchers have brought all solid state batteries one step closer to becoming the powerhouse of next-generation electronics. The researchers from Tokyo Tech, AIST, and Yamagata University have introduced a strategy to restore the batteries low electrical resistance. They also explore the underlying reduction mechanism, paving the way for a more fundamental […]

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