March 2nd, 2018 | by April Gocha
Researchers at Northwestern University have developed a high-efficiency protonic ceramic fuel cell that operates at mid-range temperatures; and researchers at the University of Wisconsin–Madison are harnessing the power of computation to identify better materials for solid oxide fuel cells.
February 23rd, 2018 | by Faye Oney
Researchers have created a material that replaces lead with titanium that could be used in inorganic thin-film perovskite solar cells. Their lead-free perovskite offers better stability and a more environmentally-friendly alternative for tandem solar cells.
November 29th, 2017 | by April Gocha
On earth, most perovskite structures are found within the planet’s mantle, and they’re found in high abundance—perovskites make up 93% of the lower mantle’s mass and 38% of earth’s total mass, according to a recent Science Magazine video.
October 11th, 2017 | by April Gocha
Paper-based supercapacitor uses metal nanoparticles to boost energy density, a new way to improve solar cells can also benefit self-driving cars, and other materials stories that may be of interest for October 11, 2017.
September 6th, 2017 | by April Gocha
Graphene gets closer to transistor applications, insect eyes inspire new perovskite solar cell design, and other materials stories that may be of interest for September 6, 2017.
August 2nd, 2017 | by April Gocha
Nanoparticles could spur better LEDs, invisibility cloaks, novel technique using graphene to create solar cells, and other materials stories that may be of interest for August 2, 2017.
July 28th, 2017 | by Faye Oney
Researchers have created a perovskite solar cell that is printed on an aerosol-jet spray printer. Their method yielded a flexible cell that could lead to further improved efficiency and lower manufacturing costs for solar technologies.
July 12th, 2017 | by April Gocha
Insights into thermal behavior of metal nitride nanowires could advance optical electronics, first battery-free cellphone makes calls by harvesting ambient power, and other materials stories that may be of interest for July 12, 2017.
June 21st, 2017 | by Faye Oney
Could paint be the next material to generate hydrogen fuel? Researchers recently developed a way to produce hydrogen fuel from solar energy and humid air. They mixed synthetic molybdenum sulfide with titanium oxide to create a paint that produces hydrogen fuel from solar energy and moist air.
May 9th, 2017 | by April Gocha
Researchers from the University of Minnesota and beyond may have found the ideal indium tin oxide replacement in a transparent perovskite oxide material that displays record high conductivity despite having a wide bandgap.