Journal of Materials Chemistry A is a weekly journal in the materials field. The journal is interdisciplinary, publishing work of international significance on all aspects of materials chemistry related to energy and sustainability.
Battery bounce test inaccurate measure of charge
Don't throw away those bouncing batteries. Researchers at Princeton University have found that the common test of bouncing a household battery to learn if it is dead or not is not actually an effective way ...
A better method for making perovskite solar cells
Research led by a Brown University Ph.D. student has revealed a new way to make light-absorbing perovskite films for use in solar cells.
New imaging technique finds formation of aluminum alloys to blame for next-gen battery failures
Researchers working at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), the University of Maryland, and Sandia National Laboratories, have for the first time imaged the inner workings of experimental ...
Researchers obtain hybrid perovskite nanoparticles with 80% luminescence yield
Researchers at the Institute for Molecular Science of the University of Valencia (ICMol), led by Professor Julia Pérez-Prieto, have developed a method for preparing methylammonium-lead bromide (CH3NH3PbBr3) hybrid nanoparticles with extrao ...
The path to artificial photosynthesis
Scientists at the Helmholtz Center for Materials and Energy in collaboration with the School of Chemistry and ARC Centre of Excellence for Electromaterials Science at Monash University, Australia, have precisely ...
Graphene / nanotube hybrid benefits flexible solar cells
(Phys.org) —Rice University scientists have invented a novel cathode that may make cheap, flexible dye-sensitized solar cells practical.
Energy storage of the future
Personal electronics such as cell phones and laptops could get a boost from some of the lightest materials in the world.
Chemists tackle battery overcharge problem
Research from the University of Kentucky Department of Chemistry will help batteries resist overcharging, improving the safety of electronics from cell phones to airplanes.
By switching catalyst from silver to copper, Natcore finds additional solar cell savings
In making a solar cell, scientists etch nanoscale spikes into a silicon wafer in order to maximize its surface area and consequently to maximize the amount of sunlight to reach it. Metal particles have been used as a catalyst ...
One step to solar-cell efficiency: Researchers' chemical process may improve manufacturing
Rice University scientists have created a one-step process for producing highly efficient materials that let the maximum amount of sunlight reach a solar cell.
TaOx-capped Pt nanoparticles as efficient catalysts for polymer electrolyte fuel cells
One of the challenges for the commercialization of polymer electrolyte fuel cells (PEFCs) is the development of new cathode catalysts for the oxygen reduction reaction (ORR) that exhibit superior activity ...
Chemists mimic bombardier beetles to safeguard ATMs
Aerogel technology holds potential for oil and chemical clean-up
Cleaning up oil spills and metal contaminates in a low-impact, sustainable and inexpensive manner remains a challenge for companies and governments globally.
Researchers obtain monodispersed metal nanoparticles with tunable high density
Monodispersed metal nanoparticles (NPs) obtained at Tsinghua University had tunable high density ranging from 1013 to 1016 m-2 and excellent thermal stability at a very high temperature of 900 C, according ...
A battery small enough to be injected, energetic enough to track salmon
(Phys.org) —Scientists have created a microbattery that packs twice the energy compared to current microbatteries used to monitor the movements of salmon through rivers in the Pacific Northwest and around ...