University of Washington (UW) researchers have developed a fast, inexpensive method to make electrodes for supercapacitors. The important applications include electric cars, wireless telecommunications and high-powered lasers. But to realize these applications, supercapacitors need better electrodes, which connect the supercapacitor to the devices that depend on their energy. These electrodes need to be both quicker […]

The world’s newest and thinnest photodetector, a device that converts light into an electric current, has been developed. With a thickness of just 1.3 nanometers – 10 times smaller than the current standard silicon diodes, the device could be used in the Internet of Things, smart devices, wearable electronics and photoelectronics. This nearly two dimensional […]

Scientists have created a molybdenum-based material that could be a low-cost alternative to platinum for splitting water to make hydrogen fuel. Sounds familiar because molybdenum disulfide (MoS2) is a common dry lubricant and an additive to lubrication oils and greases. The Department of Energy scientists showed that a microwave synthesis technique helps create the new […]

Sandia National Laboratories researchers seeking to make hydrogen a less expensive fuel for cars have upgraded a water splitting catalyst nearly as cheap as dirt – molybdenum disulfide. Known as ‘molly’ for short, molly may well replace for platinum, a rare element that has the highest price of all the metals. The Sandia induced changes […]

Northwestern University scientists are working to isolate atomically thin layers of molybdenum disulfide. Thinned down molybdenum disulfide has immediate and obvious applications in electronics, optoelectronics, solar cells, and catalysis. Atom thick sheets of material got researchers rolling when graphene was first produced in the lab in 2004. Literally thousands of laboratories began developing graphene products […]

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