Seung-Ho Yu and Xin Huang F3
Visualization of sulfur cathodes in Li-S batteries

With the dramatic increase of energy applications, the development of novel high performance energy storage systems with energy densities surpassing those of state-of-the-art lithium ion batteries (“beyond lithium” ion batteries) has become more urgent.

Jin Suntivich
Materials scientist Jin Suntivich to study fuel cells differently

At the heart of every fuel cell is a catalyst that controls how the cell converts fuel into energy. The better the catalyst, the more efficient, powerful and cost-effective the fuel cell.

Howie Joress wins Jerome B. Cohen award
CHESS's own Howie Joress wins Jerome B. Cohen award

CHESS proudly congratulates Howie Joress on his win of the 2017 Denver X-ray Conference (DXC) Jerome B. Cohen award for outstanding achievements in student research in x-ray analysis.

CHESS facility helps scale up solar cells

Scientists and engineers are constantly working to improve the performance of solar cells. Rather than changing their formulas by trial and error, they would like to understand the chemistry that happens as their recipes cook.

Diffraction patterns of FAPbI3 graphic
Improving HOIP solar cells by controlling structural instabilities

Hybrid organic-inorganic perovskites (HOIPs) have become the most promising next generation solar cell material due to inexpensive processing and high efficiency.

Best of both worlds: Team proposes novel energy storage model

A Cornell-led research team has developed a way of combining the large energy-storage capacity of batteries with the superior charge-discharge rate of supercapacitors to come up with a powerful new electrical energy storage (EES) device.

Room-temperature lithium metal battery closer to reality

Rechargeable lithium metal batteries have been known for four decades to offer energy storage capabilities far superior to today’s workhorse lithium-ion technology that powers our smartphones and laptops.

First self-assembled superconductor structure created

Building on nearly two decades’ worth of research, a multidisciplinary team at Cornell has blazed a new trail by creating a self-assembled, three-dimensional gyroidal superconductor.