Unlikely hydrogen bond discovered
As with magnets and alternating current, positively charged molecules never aim for one another. Indeed, similarly charged poles are repelled. Nevertheless, a team from the University of Copenhagen's Department ...
Wires turn salt water into freshwater
Superconducting and ferroelectric properties of perovskite
(Phys.org) —Perovskite materials are the newest contender for breaking the silicon ceiling in solar cell technology. But they don't just absorb light. Cambridge researchers have found they emit it like ...
Solar energy gets a boost: Work on 'singlet fission' can increase solar cell efficiency by as much as 30 percent
A perspective article published last month by University of California, Riverside chemists in the Journal of Physical Chemistry Letters was selected as an Editors Choice—an honor only a handful of research ...
Scientists observe competing quantum effects on the kinetic energy of protons in water
Revolutionary solar cells double as lasers
Commercial silicon-based solar cells - such as those seen on the roofs of houses across the country - operate at about 20% efficiency for converting the Sun's rays into electrical energy. It's taken over ...
Machine learning algorithm makes impossible screening of advanced materials possible
Sponge-like graphene makes promising supercapacitor electrodes
Researchers develop method to inkjet print highly conductive, bendable layers of graphene
(Phys.org) —Imagine a bendable tablet computer or an electronic newspaper that could fold to fit in a pocket.
Delicate oxidation can transform greenhouse gas into useful chemicals
Graphene-boron mix shows promise for lithium-ion batteries
Frustration led to revelation when Rice University scientists determined how graphene might be made useful for high-capacity batteries.
Inkjet-printed graphene electrodes may lead to low-cost, large-area, possibly foldable devices
Membranes contain beautiful patterns—but their function is a mystery
Biological cells are surrounded by a membrane, and here some of the most important processes for sustaining life take place. There can also be something very beautiful happening in membranes, researchers ...
Unlocking secrets of new solar material
(Phys.org) —A new solar material that has the same crystal structure as a mineral first found in the Ural Mountains in 1839 is shooting up the efficiency charts faster than almost anything researchers have ...