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May 2, 2016

A Nanowire Battery that Won’t Die

Gel electrolyte dramatically extends nanowire electrode lifetime to 100,000 charges

May 2, 2016

Shape-shifting form of water molecules identified

Trapped in a crystal, the central oxygen atom is surrounded by concentric rings of delocalized electrons and protons

May 2, 2016

Arsenic joins the cyanate family

Chemists prepare 2-arsaethynolate, a heavy companion to nitrogen and phosphorus cyanate analogs

May 2, 2016

How single-crystal charge carriers could improve solar cells

Researchers create the first single crystals of spiro-OMeTAD, a popular material in next-generation solar cells

May 2, 2016

The future of low-cost solar cells

Perovskite and other emerging photovoltaic technologies grab headlines. But will they ever come to market?

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