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2022.09.09 Research Physics & Chemistry Materials Technology Environment & Sustainability
A little strain goes a long way in reducing fuel cell performance
Small changes in crystal structure at the interface between materials in ceramic fuel cells linked to drastic changes in conductivity that must be overcome to improve performance
2022.08.26 Research Physics & Chemistry Materials Technology
Small molecules, giant (surface) potential
Researchers create organic molecules that spontaneously align on a surface to generate controlled electric fields that could improve OLED performance and lead to new devices
2021.11.30 Research Physics & Chemistry Materials Technology
Organics glow longer and stronger without depending on rare metals
Versatile, organic glow-in-the-dark materials closer to matching the performance of their inorganic counterparts
2021.10.25 Research Physics & Chemistry Materials
New multistep mechanism for nanostructure formation found in liquid crystals
Combination of molecular simulation and AI technologies making advances toward development of highly functional materials
2021.08.23 Research Physics & Chemistry Materials Technology
One material with two functions could lead to faster memory
Researchers use perovskite to develop a memory device readable through both electrical and optical methods
2021.05.19 Research Physics & Chemistry Materials Technology
Cheap, non-toxic material for photoactive electronics and chemistry in the spotlight
Successful synthesis of perovskite visible-light-absorbing semiconductor material
2021.03.09 Research Life & Health Materials
Molecular traffic key to keeping cellular highways maintained
Biomolecular motors transporting cargo within the cells found to wear down intracellular highways, prompting autonomous repair
2021.02.09 Research Life & Health Materials Technology
New ink jet approach offers simple way to print microdisk lasers for biosensing
2021.01.14 Research Materials Environment & Sustainability
Nanobubbles offer green solution for inhibiting corrosion
Environmentally friendly, low-cost, and easy-to-use nanobubbles shown to mitigate steel corrosion in acidic geothermal water
2021.01.05 Research Physics & Chemistry Materials Technology
Long live the efficient, pure-blue OLED
Novel approach shows promise for overcoming the bottleneck of blue emission in displays using organic light-emitting diodes
2020.12.04 Research Physics & Chemistry Materials
Molecules convert visible light into ultraviolet light with record efficiency
Newly developed molecular system makes possible the efficient conversion of even weak visible light from sunlight and indoor LEDs into ultraviolet light
2020.11.06 Research Materials Technology Environment & Sustainability
Converting body heat to electricity efficiently
Inexpensive, flexible, and non-toxic thermoelectric converters producing high voltages at body temperature achieved
2020.11.04 Research Materials
Biocompatible and second only to diamond in hardness
Cubic boron nitride shown to be promising as an ultrahard coating for bio-applications
2020.09.03 Research Physics & Chemistry Materials Technology
Continuous and stable lasing achieved from low-cost perovskites at room temperature
Suppression of long-lived energetic states called triplet excitons shown to be key for preventing the “lasing death” that has been limiting long operation
2020.06.29 Research Physics & Chemistry Materials
Unique molecular sponges for liquid separation
Researchers separate molecular mixtures by selectively absorbing larger molecules over smaller ones into nanoscale pores using a process driven by depletion force
2020.06.12 Research Physics & Chemistry Materials Environment & Sustainability
Molecular twist makes one catalyst useful for three hydrogen applications
Taking inspiration from enzymes in nature, this new molecule can assist reactions for hydrogen-based energy generation and fuel production along with hydrogenation, giving new insight into enzyme mechanisms
2020.01.29 Research Physics & Chemistry Materials Environment & Sustainability
Ecofriendly catalyst for converting methane into useful gases using light instead of heat
2019.12.12 Research Physics & Chemistry Materials Technology
Seeing perovskites in a new light
Management of energetic excitons shown to be key for efficient light-emitting diodes with the low-cost materials
2019.09.17 Research Physics & Chemistry Materials Technology
Thermoelectric performance of graphene gets a boost