The path towards sustainable energy
This Perspective provides an overview of the contributions of materials science to a sustainable energy future, and discusses possible regulatory paths to support this transition.
Energy conversion approaches and materials for high-efficiency photovoltaics
This Review describes the sunlight conversion strategies — and their technological implementations — that are currently being investigated to realize solar cells with efficiencies beyond the Shockley–Queisser limit.
Photovoltaic concepts inspired by coherence effects in photosynthetic systems
Lessons learned from coherent phenomena in biological photosynthetic systems may be useful to improve energy- and charge-transport in disordered materials. This Review describes coherence and its potential beneficial effects in photovoltaics.
Sustainability and in situ monitoring in battery development
Significant progress in battery technology is crucial to ensure a transition towards a carbon-neutral society. Recent advances in both sustainability and operando techniques together with remaining challenges and possible solutions are now reviewed.
Energy and fuels from electrochemical interfaces
Advances in electrocatalysis at interfaces are vital for driving technological innovations related to energy. New materials developments for efficient hydrogen and oxygen production in electrolysers and in fuel cells are described.
Materials for solar fuels and chemicals
Converting sunlight into fuels is attractive for energy storage and photoelectrocatalytic technologies. Scientific challenges related to developing suitable photoabsorbers, efficient catalysts and understanding their interfaces are now reviewed.