17-04-30 This Week in Chemistry

Here’s the weekly summary of both new chemistry research and studies that have been in the news. This week features news on the chemical mechanisms that cause fungi bioluminescence, an investigation into the specific causes of lithium-ion battery capacity fade, and more. As always links to further articles and original research papers are provided below.

Note: links to studies behind a journal paywall are indicated with (£). Studies without this symbol are open access, and can be accessed and read for free. Asterisked studies are free but require logging in to read.

 

Featured Stories

Describing the process that makes fungi glow in the dark: [Article] [Study]

Perovskites and graphene boost artificial photosynthesis: [Article] [Study (£)]

Surprise ammonia role in acid rain formation: [Article] [Study (£)]

Key cause of lithium-ion battery “capacity fade” identified: [Article] [Study]

Spray-on process makes light-emitting diodes: [Article] [Study (£)]

 

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