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05.30.17Science Highlight

Nearly Ideal Performing Regions in Perovskite Films Could Boost Solar Cells

Nanoscale images by Molecular Foundry researchers yield surprise that could push solar cell efficiency to 31 percent. Read More »

Making Sense of Failure in Light-Harvesting Semiconductors09.07.16Science Highlight

Making Sense of Failure in Light-Harvesting Semiconductors

Researchers reveal the factors that affect the stability of semiconductors in solar fuel devices to aid the discovery of next-generation materials.

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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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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 »

The cross-section shows key features of a new solar cell architecture.06.08.16Science Highlight

Keep it Simple: Low-Cost Solar Power

A simplified architecture leads to efficiencies rivaling conventional silicon solar cells. Read More »

In this microfluidic water electrolysis device, the channels in which oxygen and hydrogen are generated by splitting water are separated by a chemically inert wall (red). The conduction of protons from one channel to the other, which is required for continuous operation, occurs via a Nafion® membrane cap (blue).05.01.15Science Highlight

Can Small Go Big? Microfluidics Aid Quest for Artificial Photosynthesis

Small-scale device provides easy “plug-and-play” testing of molecules and materials for artificial photosynthesis and fuel cell technologies. Read More »

Gallium arsenide nanowire arrays grown on a silicon substrate are studied using photoelectrochemistry.05.01.15Science Highlight

Stacking Semiconductors for Artificial Photosynthesis

Nanowire-based design incorporates two semiconductors to enhance absorption of light. Read More »

Dr. Charles McCrory is setting up a rotating disk electrode experiment, which is used to measure a material’s catalytic activity and stability under conditions that are required for a working water-splitting device.05.01.15Science Highlight

Comparing Apples to Apples: Benchmarking Electrocatalysts for Solar Water-Splitting Devices

Objective comparison of catalyst performance may enable the development of systems for artificial photosynthesis. Read More »

Professor Yi Cui holds a lab demonstration of the new lithium-polysulfide semi-liquid flow battery.04.01.13Science Highlight

Battery Researchers Go With the Flow

New Battery Design Could One Day Help Solar and Wind Power the Electrical Grid Read More »

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