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.
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 ...
The amount of iron in our blood can be measured using a mobile phone
Researchers from the University of Burgos (Spain) have developed a smart material which changes colour based on the amount of iron in a fluid, whether it be water, wine or blood serum. Afterwards, if the ...
Neutrons, electrons and theory reveal secrets of natural gas reserves
(Phys.org) —Gas and oil deposits in shale have no place to hide from an Oak Ridge National Laboratory technique that provides an inside look at pores and reveals structural information potentially vital ...
New jelly substance could replace platinum in fuel cells
(Phys.org) —A substance made from gelatin could be used to replace platinum in fuel cells, according to research published by University of Birmingham scientists in the Royal Society of Chemistry Journal of Materials Ch ...
Working backward: Computer-aided design of zeolite templates
(Phys.org) —Taking a page from computer-aided drug designers, Rice University researchers have developed a computational method that chemists can use to tailor the properties of zeolites, one of the world's ...