Advanced Materials

How to make a "perfect" solar absorber

The key to creating a material that would be ideal for converting solar energy to heat is tuning the material's spectrum of absorption just right: It should absorb virtually all wavelengths of light that reach Earth's surface ...

dateSep 29, 2014 in Nanomaterials
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Research team develops 'smart' window

Commonplace as they are, windows are an important piece of technology. Beyond architectural aesthetics, a building's ecological footprint depends heavily on how its internal light and heat are managed. With this in mind, ...

dateApr 09, 2015 in Energy & Green Tech
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Biomimetic photodetector 'sees' in color

(Phys.org) —Rice University researchers have created a CMOS-compatible, biomimetic color photodetector that directly responds to red, green and blue light in much the same way the human eye does.

dateAug 25, 2014 in Nanophysics
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Researchers pattern magnetic graphene

Graphene, an atomically thin sheet of carbon, has been intensively studied for the last decade to reveal exceptional mechanical, electrical, and optical properties. Recently, researchers have started to explore an even more ...

dateMar 17, 2015 in Nanomaterials
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