Michal Leskes and Shira Haber assess the capabilities of NMR in analyzing solid-state interfaces.
Magnesium batteries for high temperature use, layered cathode materials, and cathode microstructure are at the forefront of battery technology research.
A new study reports liquid-phase exfoliation of graphene, boron nitride, and tungsten disulphide nanosheets using Irish whiskey.
Hui-Ming Cheng and colleagues Da-Wei Wang and Quan-Hong Yang clarify the trouble with current metrics used to quantify supercapacitor performance.
Jonathan Coleman of TCD elucidates the trade-off between rate performance and capacity in battery electrodes, and explains how to optimise it.
Recent research on cellulose–sulfur composites made from industrial wastes has successfully achieved all three Rs: reduce, reuse, recycle.
New hydrogels from magnetic photonic crystal units combine the advantages of structural colour and the flexibility needed for biological applications.
Jun Lu and Khalil Amine evaluate the current and upcoming lithium battery technologies for electronic vehicles, including component recyclability.
Complex self-sorting, as seen in nature, is mimicked here using a non-invasive light-triggered system to induce self-sorting of colloidal nanoparticles.
A new skin-mounted sensor uses the skin itself as a floating electrode, enabling low-power health monitoring and doubles as an electroluminescent display.