Supported bimetallic catalysts are an important class of catalysts in heterogeneous catalysis.
The rapid development of renewable energy resources has triggered tremendous demands in large-scale, cost-efficient and high-energy-density stationary energy storage systems.
Scientists working at the Department for Functional Nanomaterials at the Institute of Nuclear Physics of the Polish Academy of Sciences designed and synthesized a functional ternary Pt/Re/SnO2/C catalyst as an anode material in a direct ethanol fuel cell.
An unexpected property of nanometer-scale antimony crystals -- the spontaneous formation of hollow structures -- could help give the next generation of lithium ion batteries higher energy density without reducing battery lifetime.
Solar energy is considered by some to be the ultimate solution to address the current energy crisis and global warming and the environmental crises brought about by excessive consumption of fossil fuels.
The explosion of mobile electronic devices, electric vehicles, drones and other technologies have driven demand for new lightweight materials that can provide the power to operate them.
The first international award established for scientists developing industrial applications of single wall carbon nanotubes has announced its inaugural winner.
Physicists from the Center for Integrated Nanostructure Physics (CINAP), of the Institute for Basic Science (IBS, South Korea), have unraveled a fascinating phenomenon called carrier multiplication (CM) in a group of semiconductors with remarkable thinness, excellent properties, and potential applications in optics and electronics.
For the first time, a team of HZB researchers has precisely examined how nanoparticles of lithium sulfide and sulfur precipitate onto battery electrodes when a charging cycle takes place. The results can help improve the service life of lithium-sculpture batteries.
Physicists Alexander Holleitner and Jonathan Finley from the Technical University of Munich (TUM) headed an international research team that has effectively placed light sources in atomically thin material layers with a precision of only a few nanometers.