Glimpse in­side a graphene sand­wich

In the search for novel types of superconductors – phases of matter that that conduct electric current without loss – scientists are investigating materials...

Team demonstrates rare form of electricity in ultra-thin material

The nanoscopic equivalent of stacking a deck of cards — layering materials a mere few atoms thick atop one another — has emerged as...

A Promising Method to Produce Fiber Batteries on an Industrial Scale

Fiber batteries are millimeter-thin batteries based on fibers that can be woven into items of clothing or used to create highly flexible, wearable electronics....

Breakthrough in Cathode Chemistry Clears Path for Lithium-Sulfur Batteries’ Commercial Viability

America’s growing demand for electric vehicles (EVs) has shed light on the significant challenge of sustainably sourcing the battery technology necessary for the broad...

Drexel’s MXene Filter Materials for Wearable Artificial Kidney Technology

Drexel University’s MXene material is one step closer to transforming the lives of people suffering from end-stage kidney disease. Nephria Bio, Inc., a U.S.-based...

Templating Approach Stabilises ‘ideal’ Material for Alternative Solar Cells

Researchers have developed a method to stabilise a promising material known as perovskite for cheap solar cells, without compromising its near-perfect performance. The researchers, from...

Scientists Develop Fully Woven, Smart Display

  Researchers have developed a 46-inch (116cm) woven display with smart sensors, energy harvesting and storage integrated directly into the fabric.   By integrating fibre-based electronics, photonic,...

AI to Help Scale up Advanced Solar Cell Manufacturing

Perovskite materials would be superior to silicon in PV cells, but manufacturing such cells at scale is a huge hurdle. Machine learning can help. David...

A New Heat Engine with no Moving Parts is as Efficient as a Steam...

The design could someday enable a fully decarbonized power grid, researchers say. Jennifer Chu | MIT News Office Engineers at MIT and the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL)...

Researchers Demonstrate use of Metal-Organic Frameworks to Degrade Plastics

Method efficiently breaks down plastic bottles into component parts   What if the life cycle of the plastic bottle was circular? Where a used plastic bottle...