Here, we demonstrate that 2D D-J perovskites experience various transitions under pressure, such as crystalline-amorphous and 2D-three-dimensional structural transformation, and the probable metallization are strongly suggested. Moreover, the fundamental changes in the material properties are observed at ambient conditions after pressure treatment, which is crucial for achieving the desired characteristics for viable applications.
New research led by an interdisciplinary team across six universities examines heat transfer in MOFs and the role it plays when MOFs are used for storing fuel. The findings were recently published in Nature Communications.
Red bricks -- some of the world's cheapest and most familiar building materials -- can be converted into energy storage units that can be charged to hold electricity, like a battery, according to new research from Washington University in St. Louis. Chemists have developed a method to make or modify "smart bricks" that can store energy until required for powering devices. A proof-of-concept published Aug. 11 in Nature Communications shows a brick directly powering a green LED light.
Materials scientists studying recharging fundamentals made an astonishing discovery that could open the door to better batteries, faster catalysts and other materials science leaps.
Modified metal organic frameworks that can behave as porous liquids offer new possibilities for gas separation technologies.
Results of a new study by Lehigh University's Jill McDermott and colleagues contradict the assumption that hydrogen depletions at the seafloor are caused by microbiological communities. They found that these shifts in chemistry are driven by non-biological processes that remove energy before microbial communities at the shallow seafloor gain access to it. The results were published online today in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.
Transitioning our energy supply from coal, oil and gas to wind and solar power is feasible. However, renewables require more land than conventional forms of energy generation. A new study explores the options to reduce the land requirements of a fully renewable energy supply in Europe and their possible impact on the cost of electricity.
Scientists of Waseda University in Japan succeeded in promoting plant growth and increasing seed yield by heterologous expression of protein from Arabidopsis (artificially modified high-speed motor protein) in Camelina sativa, which is expected as a useful plant for biodiesel. The study is expected to apply to other plant resources for biodiesel, such as corn, rice, and sugar cane.
A study identifies long-term storage technologies that would enhance the affordability and reliability of renewable electricity.
Specifically, he pointed out that oilfield brine has much different properties, like density and viscosity, than pure water, and these differences affect the processes that cause fluid pressure to trigger earthquakes.