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Mapping the energy transport mechanism of chalcogenide perovskite for solar energy use

Engineers have characterized the thermal energy conversion mechanism in the lattice of an advanced nanomaterial called chalcogenide perovskite and demonstrated its "tunability" - important for its potential use in solar energy generation.

4 Dec 2019 npj Computational Materials

Impact of the Langdon effect on crossed-beam energy transfer

New research from the University of Rochester will enhance the accuracy of computer models used in simulations of laser-driven implosions, and may bring scientists one step closer to achieving fusion.

3 Dec 2019 Nature Physics

New membrane technology to boost water purification and energy storage

Imperial College London scientists have created a new type of membrane that could improve water purification and battery energy storage efforts.

2 Dec 2019 Nature Materials

Saving bats from wind turbine death

German scientists survey stakeholders about their attitudes toward methods to mitigate bat fatalities from wind turbines used in generating renewable energy.

26 Nov 2019 Journal of Renewable and Sustainable Energy

Leftover grain from breweries could be converted into fuel for homes

Using just 1kg of the grain, researcher has been able to create enough activated carbon to spread across 100 football pitches.

26 Nov 2019 Journal of Chemical Technology and Biotechnology

Big plans to save the planet depend on nanoscopic materials improving energy storage

Drexel researchers lead international report on future of nanomaterials for energy storage

21 Nov 2019 Science

Western-led research team extends life of rechargeable batteries

The finding tackles a problem many consumers face: rechargeable batteries gradually hold less charge over time.

20 Nov 2019 ACS Applied Materials

This humidity digester breathes in atmospheric water and exhales energy

Integrating a super moisture-absorbent gel with light-active materials, researchers in Singapore have developed a humidity digester to dry the ambient air while generating energy.

20 Nov 2019 Joule

Winds of Change: Scope, causes and implications for wind energy of a reversal in global terrestrial stilling

Wind energy is a rapidly developing alternative to conventional fossil fuels.

18 Nov 2019 Nature Climate Change

Large storage potential in future ice-free glacier basins

Glaciologists at ETH Zurich and WSL investigated the global water storage and hydropower potential in glacierised areas that could become ice-free by the end of the century.

13 Nov 2019 Nature

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