Energy features

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    Hydrogen: still the fuel of the future?

    30 July 2018

    Is the dream of a hydrogen-fuelled future still a pipe dream, or is it in the pipeline? Angeli Mehta investigates

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    Renewable energy in China

    23 February 2018

    Huge investments and cutting-edge research are helping China to pioneer innovations in clean energy technologies, reports Mark Peplow

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    A slice of ion beam–scanning microscopy

    14 June 2017

    From brain cells to batteries, is there anything focused ion beam–scanning electron microscopy can’t study?

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    The next generation

    24 June 2016

    Elinor Hughes catches up with some of the latest materials and processes in photovoltaics research

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    The white stuff

    22 February 2016

    With potential health concerns raised over nanosize forms of TiO2, Emma Davies explores the ubiquitous white pigment’s past, present and future

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    Stuck in the sludge

    15 September 2015

    Matthew Gunther finds chemists are trying to decommission the most dangerous nuclear waste site in Europe

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    Capturing carbon

    22 May 2015

    Andy Extance finds uncertainty over efforts to capture and store CO2 from power generation

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    India’s chemistry challenges

    3 February 2015

    India’s climate, its vast population and extremely rapid development make it host to a unique set of challenges. Sanjay Kumar finds out how Indian chemists are developing home-grown solutions

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    Goodenough rules

    23 December 2014

    Bea Perks profiles a veteran scientist whose fundamental and applied research continues to shape the world we live in

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    Cleaning up after Fukushima

    27 November 2014

    Chemistry is playing a vital role in helping remove radioactive material from the environment after the 2011 disaster. Clare Sansom reports