Nature Photonics

Team improves solar-cell efficiency

New light has been shed on solar power generation using devices made with polymers, thanks to a collaboration between scientists in the University of Chicago's chemistry department, the Institute for Molecular Engineering, ...

dateSep 19, 2014 in Energy & Green Tech
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Shiny quantum dots brighten future of solar cells

( —A house window that doubles as a solar panel could be on the horizon, thanks to recent quantum-dot work by Los Alamos National Laboratory researchers in collaboration with scientists from University of Milano-Bicocca ...

dateApr 14, 2014 in Nanophysics
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Memory closes in on single photons

( —In a world-first, an optical memory – a key component for quantum computers – has been created within a hollow-core optical fibre and shown to operate at the level of a single particle of light (a photon).

dateMar 18, 2014 in Optics & Photonics
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