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Integrating nanoarchitectures for highly efficient electrocatalysts

Interconnecting small alloy nanoparticles provides long-term durability.

Tailoring nanowire diameter and density for improved light absorption

Accurately designing high efficiency photovoltaic devices without complicated fabrication steps.

An anisotropic self-powered directional sensor

Fabricating flexible nanogenerators with zinc oxide nanowires.

Highly active sea urchin-like catalysts

Constructing magnetic double-shelled Au catalysts with high stability and reusability.

Small molecules make big differences to phosphorene

Molecular doping effectively tunes the electrical and optical properties of phosphorene.

Tailoring zinc oxide nanowires enhances solar cell performance

Precisely controlling geometry with electron-beam lithography.

Lead-salt quantum dot nanocomposites: highest quantum yield yet

Widening absorption spectrum for better sensing and solar energy applications.

Simple route to a widely applicable carbon coating

Direct pyrolysis of coronene leads to the amorphous carbon coating of boron powders.

Colloidal quantum dots: solar applications

Semiconductor nanocrystals for versatile quantum heterojunction solar cells.

Trapping light with nanowire-decorated micro-pyramids

Hybrid anti-reflective surfaces show great potential in solar-cell applications.

Highly ordered titanium dioxide nanotubes for dye-sensitized solar cells

Understanding surface roughness for more efficient devices.

Carbon nanotubes make molybdenum disulfide more active

Incorporating carbon nanotubes into two-dimensional MoS2 for high-performance hydrogen evolution.

Taking the strain for more efficient solar cells

Balancing strain in semiconductors improves photovoltaic properties.

Cu-Pd multipods for cyclohexane oxidation

High-index facets lead to improved catalytic performance.

Decoupling the piezotronic effect from the piezoresistive

Classic four-point measurement provides insights for ultra-sensitive devices.

Graphyne: a two-dimensional material with thermoelectric properties

New member of the graphene family shows potential in energy applications.

Managing power in triboelectric nanogenerators for wireless sensing

Enhancing output current and power with capacitor arrays.

Cuprous oxide networks for efficient solar hydrogen production

A cost-effective and practical solution to energy conversion.

Growing pyrite crystals from molecular ink

A "golden" opportunity for energy applications.

Lithium ion batteries: nanostructured composites improve storage properties

Introducing reduced graphene oxide and carbon nanotubes can stabilize transition metal oxides