Understanding how a material’s electrons interact with vibrations of its nuclear lattice could help design and control novel materials, from solar cells to high-temperature superconductors.
A team led by chemists at Stanford University and SLAC has unraveled a longstanding mystery that brings them one step closer to a cleaner, more energy-efficient way to make methanol, an important industrial chemical used in products such as paints, plastics and glues.
The goal of the DuraMat consortium is to make solar modules last longer, and thus drive down the cost of solar energy.
Liu acknowledged for wide-ranging work in energy materials, catalysis, carbon sequestration, material in extreme conditions and scientific big data mining.
The Precourt Institute and the TomKat Center have awarded 15 seed grants for innovative energy research at Stanford and SLAC.
The White House announced $50 million in funding for ‘Battery500’, a five year effort, as part of a package of initiatives to accelerate adoption of electric vehicles in the U.S.
Yi Cui and colleagues have developed new ways to improve hydrogen production and rechargeable zinc batteries.
Invented at SLAC, “GREEN-RF” captures and recycles energy that would otherwise go to waste in accelerating particles for research, medicine, industry and communications.
Computer simulations and lab experiments help researchers understand the violent universe and could potentially lead to new technologies that benefit humankind.
Adding pressure could improve the performance of solar cells made of perovskites, a promising photovoltaic material.