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Fluoride strengthens both teeth and solar cells

By Lisa McDonald / June 4, 2019

Researchers in the Netherlands and China found adding fluoride to perovskite solar cells helps stabilize the material’s structure, much like fluoride in toothpaste protects tooth enamel from decay.

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Other materials stories that may be of interest

By Lisa McDonald / May 15, 2019

Fluoride improves perovskite stability, salt batteries store heat, and other materials stories that may be of interest for May 15, 2019.

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Video: This is the first 3-D printed reinforced concrete bridge in the world

By Faye Oney / October 11, 2017

Researchers at Eindhoven University of Technology, in collaboration with BAM Infra, recently completed construction of the world’s first 3-D printed reinforced concrete bridge. The steel cables, added during printing, help prestress the concrete to support loads beyond its weight.

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Perovskites could be new key to developing highly efficient, low-cost solar fuel cells

By Stephanie Liverani / August 28, 2015

A team led by Brown University researchers has been awarded $4 million by the National Science Foundation to study a promising new type of solar cell—solar cells made from perovskites.

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Could a solar fuels future be closer within reach thanks to nanowires?

By Stephanie Liverani / August 5, 2015

Eindhoven University of Technology and the Foundation for Fundamental Research on Matter in the Netherlands have developed a prototype solar cell that generates fuel instead of electricity.

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Other materials science stories that may be of interest

By / July 23, 2012

Take a break and take a look: China cuts rare earth mining rights by half to aid consolidation (Bloomberg/Businessweek) – China, the supplier of 90 percent of the world’s rare earths, cut mining rights for the materials by about half to 65 nationwide to help the industry consolidate and create bigger producers. Rare-earth mining rights in…

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Titania–concrete combination in roadways reduces NOx levels 25-45%

By / July 24, 2010

Credit: TU/e Earlier this month, Jos Brouwers, a professor of building materials at Eindhoven University of Technology (Netherlands), reported that tests on a new stretch of roadway in the municipality of Hengelo indicate that concrete coated with titanium dioxide can significantly cut residual NOx automobile emissions, a major source acid rain and smog. In a…

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