Making battery catalysts accessible

For too long, good quality, efficient batteries have been inaccessible to many due to high costs associated with the platinum group metal (PGM) species used to create them.

Powering the future with new cathodes

Is the future of battery storage here? A new cathode, MoSe2+x-rGO, may be the key to creating batteries with enhanced energy storage and increased longevity. The research is a key step towards enabling better portable electronic devices and more efficient batteries.

Encouraging a brighter future for OLEDs

With more and more reliance on screens comes a need to make organic light-emitting diodes (OLEDs) more efficient and long lasting. Yi-Zhong She et al review the current landscape of thermally activated delayed fluorescence emitters (TADF) and the potential road ahead in increasing their efficiency in Chemical Science.

Giving longer life to wearable batteries

Scientists in South Korea have developed a novel reserve battery that combines long shelf life with flexibility and could have useful applications in wearable devices.

A leap from a frog to understand nerves

A detailed study of molecules called N-glycans in frog embryos suggests they play a vital role in developing the nervous systems in vertebrates, including ourselves.

Pick of the Week: Predicting metal oxide catalysis

This week鈥檚 Chemical Science Pick of the Week describes how the formation energy of oxygen vacancies in metal oxides is an accurate descriptor of the energy input needed for C鈥揙 and N鈥揙 bond scission.

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