Materials Science

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Abstract: “Polymer-fullerene bulk heterojunction solar cells (PSCs) are currently attracting a great deal of attention and gaining increasing importance, having already shown...

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Abstract: “Simultaneous enhancement of open-circuit voltage, short-circuit current density, and fill factor in highly efficient polymer solar cells by incorporating an alcohol/...

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“Solution-processed small-molecule solar cells with 6.7% efficiency,” by Yanming Sun, et al., Nature Materials, 11(1): 44-8, January 2012.  

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Abstract: “Polymer-fullerene bulk heterojunction solar cells (PSCs) are currently attracting a great deal of attention and gaining increasing importance, having already shown great promise as...

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Abstract: “Tandem solar cells provide an effective way to harvest a broader spectrum of solar radiation by combining two or more solar cells with different absorption bands. However, for polymer...

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Abstract: “Polymer-fullerene bulk heterojunction solar cells (PSCs) are currently attracting a great deal of attention and gaining increasing importance, having already shown...

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Trapping the energy of the Sun offers the world a limitless source of electricity. What might curtail our access to this abundant energy is the scarcity of rare elements that are currently needed...

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Top institution rankings in chemistry, based on citations per paper among institutions with 50,000 or more citations, between January 1997 to December 2007.

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The techniques of chemical synthesis are undergoing a revolution, as revealed by the fast-growing number of continuous-flow microreactor papers in the literature. From its origins a dozen or so...

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According to our Special Topics analysis on graphene research over the past decade, the scientist whose work ranks at #1 by total cites is Dr. Kostya Novoselov, with 33 papers cited a total of 2,...

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For centuries gold was the way that humankind either hoarded its wealth or adorned itself. Its unchanging nature ensured that it remained attractive, but few practical uses were found for the...

A lithium-air cell.
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Lithium-air batteries, also known as Li-O2, promise to transform energy use this century as lightweight methods of storing electricity. They have great potential, providing up to five times more...

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