Photon-plasmon nanowire laser offers new opportunities in light manipulation
Half-millimeter-thick battery could be worn in a wrinkle-smoothing patch
Nanocones could be key to making inexpensive solar cells
Carbon nanotube film restores light sensitivity to blind retinas
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 far less sunlight ...
Guinness record: World's thinnest glass is just two atoms thick
(Phys.org) —At just a molecule thick, it's a new record: The world's thinnest sheet of glass, a serendipitous discovery by scientists at Cornell and Germany's University of Ulm, is recorded for posterity in the Guinness ...
New two-dimensional semiconductor has ideal band gap for solar harvesting
Fuel-free nanomotor is powered by ultrasound and magnetic fields
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 structures by radiating ...