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Next-generation perovskite solar cells made stable by metal oxide “sandwich”

October 19, 2015

UCLA professor Yang Yang, member of the California NanoSystems Institute, is a world-renowned innovator of solar cell technology…
The ceramic highway of electrons has just become faster and much better

June 18, 2015

If you put two ordinary electrical insulators into contact with each other you get – an insulator. Hardly…
Emergence of “Devil’s staircase”

June 17, 2015

Researchers at the University of Tokyo have revealed a novel magnetic structure named the “Devil’s staircase” in cobalt…
Stretching oxides to modulate electrochemical properties

October 31, 2014

Solid oxide fuel cells and solid oxide electrolysis cells hold the promise of highly efficient energy conversion, with…
Simulations for better transparent oxide layers

September 2, 2014

Touchscreens and solar cells rely on special oxide layers. However, errors in the layers’ atomic structure impair not…
New computer models will improve the lifetime of solid oxide fuel cells

June 30, 2014

Denmark is committed to supplying 50% of electricity consumption by wind power by 2020, with the goal of…
Catalysts caught in the act undergo radical rearrangements during reactions

April 1, 2014

Left: Oxidized vanadium V5+ supported on a single titanium oxide crystal (top) catalyzes the dehydration reaction of cyclohexane…
A shocking diet: Researchers describe microbe that ‘eats’ electricity

March 12, 2014

File photo by Rose Lincoln/Harvard Staff Photographer A team of researchers, led by John L. Loeb Associate Professor…
Sticky business: Magnetic pollen replicas offer multimodal adhesion

November 22, 2013

These scanning electron microscope images show a pollen particle (left) that has been coated with iron oxide and…
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