Can there be an effective strategy for finding breakthrough materials, since they are, by definition, unpredictable? One answer is found in Combinatorial Materials Science techniques, which represent a powerful approach to identifying new and unexpected materials.
This technical spotlight focuses on the thin film solid oxide fuel cells (TF-SOFC). TF-SOFCs refer to solid oxide fuel cells with electrolyte thin films. This review highlights technical advantages of TF-SOFC and introduces deposition methods of electrolyte thin films to
Improved multi-walled carbon nanotubes (MWNTs) have been recently developed by CoMoCAT® technique and adopted in a significant number of applications, including batteries, water filter membranes, and electric or thermal conducting polymer composites.
The emerging field of printed electronics requires a suite of functional materials for applications including flexible and large-area displays, radio frequency identification tags, portable energy harvesting and storage, biomedical and environmental sensor arrays,5,6 and logic circuits.
Over the past decade, Ionic Liquids have attracted much interest for their use as non-aqueous electrolytes in electrochemical applications. In this context, their conductivity as well as their electrochemical stability are the most important physical properties.
Professor Aran (Claremont University, USA) thoroughly discusses the engineering of graphene based materials through careful functionalization of graphene oxide, a solution processable form of graphene.
Research and development of solid-state lithium fast-ion conductors is crucial because they can be potentially used as solid electrolytes in all-solid-state batteries, which may solve the safety and energy-density related issues of conventional lithium-ion batteries that use liquid (farmable organic)