In a review recently published in the open-access journal Polymers, researchers presented a holistic view of advanced polymeric nanocomposites for applications in water treatment.
A novel approach developed by researchers at the University of Birmingham could be used to cover the roots of plants with environments that support bacterial development, resulting in stronger, healthier plants and increased agrarian yields in agriculture.
In an article recently published in the Journal of Physics and Chemistry of Solids, researchers discussed the impact of particle size of cotton stalks on the structure of biochar and the performance of anodes for lithium-ion batteries.
A well-known renewable energy source is solar cell technology. Due to its ability to be printed and mounted to building exteriors or glass windows, organic solar cells, which are a component of the third generation of solar cells, are drawing attention as a key technology for generating solar energy in urban areas.
A group of researchers recently published a paper in the journal ACS Energy Letters that demonstrated the feasibility of using luminescence imaging to identify macroscopic heterogeneities in perovskite solar cells.
The cultivation of silk has been done for centuries with the help of domesticated silkworms. However, it has been hard to commercially produce spider silk in the majority as a result of their cannibalistic tendencies.
Scientists from the Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute have come up with an approachable method to make N95 face masks just not only efficient barriers to germs but as on-contact germ killers.
Chemists have been searching for efficient catalysts substances that speed up chemical reactions-;to convert methane into methanol. Methane, a major component of abundant natural gas, is sometimes flared off as waste at wells. Methanol is an easily transported liquid fuel and a building block for making other valuable chemicals.
The long-standing challenges to the practical implementation of rechargeable zinc-air batteries (ZABs) are the electrochemical irreversibility of the Zn anode and degradation of the air cathodes in alkaline electrolyte, which eventually results in poor cycle life and low cell voltage.
The electrochemical irreversibility of the Zn anode and degradation of the air cathodes in alkaline electrolytes have long been a barrier to the practical application of rechargeable zinc-air batteries (ZABs), resulting in poor cycle life and low cell voltage.
Prof. Huigang Zhang of the Chinese Academy of Sciences’ Institute of Process Engineering (IPE) and Dr Jun Lu of Argonne National Laboratory in the United States discovered a “volcano-shaped” link between polysulfide adsorption and catalytic activity in lithium-sulfur (Li-S) batteries.
A Rutgers scientist has created a biodegradable, plant-based coating that can be sprayed on foods to protect them from pathogenic and spoilage microbes as well as transportation harm, to develop ecologically acceptable alternatives to plastic food wrap and containers.
A novel approach to building improved, safer lithium-metal batteries has been formulated by Stanford scientists in a new study.
A comparative study has been published in Sustainability exploring different online algorithms which estimate state of charge (SOC) in lithium-ion batteries.
Plastic pollution is a critical environmental issue which requires innovative approaches to mitigate the level of plastic waste entering the environment. Now, a review paper has been published in Materials Science in Semiconductor Processing evaluating the potential use of solid-state photocatalysis for tackling plastic pollution.