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Defects, Electrons, and a Long-Standing Controversy08.24.16Science Highlight

Defects, Electrons, and a Long-Standing Controversy

Scientists explain diverse results around a material that is both insulator and conductor and offer chemical roadmap to harness it.

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Breathable and Stretchable Protein Wafers08.19.16Science Highlight

Breathable and Stretchable Protein Wafers

A simple chemical bonding approach enables assembly of very thin porous protein crystals that are bendable and adaptive—requirements for flexible electronics or batteries.

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Fast and Furious Bucket Brigade08.19.16Science Highlight

Fast and Furious Bucket Brigade

Confining water in tiny straws confirms predicted rapid transport of protons along a water “wire”—vital for more efficient fuel cells.

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Determining Real Molecules in Operating Batteries08.17.16Science Highlight

Determining Real Molecules in Operating Batteries

Scientists determined new molecular-level information at the solid/liquid interface, pushing toward better energy storage devices.

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“High-Occupancy” Vehicle (HOV) Battery08.17.16Science Highlight

“High-Occupancy” Vehicle (HOV) Battery

Towards higher energy density batteries: singly charged lithium ions replaced by doubly charged magnesium ions.

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A New Family Member for 2D Nanomaterials07.26.16Science Highlight

A New Family Member for 2D Nanomaterials

First atomically thin, halide perovskite sheets could be an alternative to graphene for future electronics. Read More »

Battery with a Built-in Bouncer07.26.16Science Highlight

Only the Good Shall Pass: Battery with a Built-in Bouncer

Microporous polymer separator prevents specific molecules from crossing battery and causing degradation and shorter lifetimes. Read More »

More Efficient Conversion of Water to Hydrogen Fuels 07.26.16Science Highlight

More Efficient Conversion of Water to Hydrogen Fuels

Assembling nano-sized bioreactors from a hydrogen-producing enzyme and a virus protein shell increases enzyme stability and catalytic activity. Read More »

“Electrolyte Balloons” Make Rechargeable Batteries Safer07.26.16Science Highlight

“Electrolyte Balloons” Make Rechargeable Batteries Safer

Squeezing spheres together creates a protective barrier that combines impressive conductivity with protection from short circuits. Read More »

Graphene Rewrites the Rules of Engagement 07.26.16Science Highlight

Graphene Rewrites the Rules of Engagement

Novel self-assembly can tune the electronic properties of graphene, possibly opening doors for tiny, powerful electronic devices. Read More »

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