New two-dimensional semiconductor has ideal band gap for solar harvesting
Breakthrough for carbon nanotube solar cells
Lighter, more flexible, and cheaper than conventional solar-cell materials, carbon nanotubes (CNTs) have long shown promise for photovoltaics. But research stalled when CNTs proved to be inefficient, converting ...
New type of solar structure cools buildings in full sunlight
(Phys.org) —A Stanford team has designed an entirely new form of cooling panel that works even when the sun is shining. Such a panel could vastly improve the daylight cooling of buildings, cars and other ...
Breakthrough may lead to industrial production of graphene devices
With properties that promise faster computers, better sensors and much more, graphene has been dubbed the 'miracle material'. But progress in producing it on an industrial scale without compromising its properties ...
Capturing wasted electricity with triboelectric generators
(Phys.org) —With one stomp of his foot, Zhong Lin Wang illuminates a thousand LED bulbs – with no batteries or power cord. The current comes from essentially the same source as that tiny spark that jumps ...
Printed CNT transistor circuits may lead to cheaper OLED displays
Engineers make golden breakthrough to improve electronic devices
(Phys.org) —A Kansas State University chemical engineer has discovered that a new member of the ultrathin materials family has great potential to improve electronic and thermal devices.
Motorized roller could mass-produce graphene-based devices
Semiconductor 'shish kabob' nanostructures combine properties from different dimensions
'Endless possibilities' for bio-nanotechnology
Scientists from the University of Leeds have taken a crucial step forward in bio-nanotechnology, a field that uses biology to develop new tools for science, technology and medicine.
'Mind the gap' between atomically thin materials
When it comes to engineering single-layer atomic structures, "minding the gap" will help researchers create artificial electronic materials one atomic layer at a time, according to a team of materials scientists. ...