University of California - Santa Barbara

Major advance in organic solar cells

Professor Guillermo Bazan and a team of postgraduate researchers at UC Santa Barbara's Center for Polymers and Organic Solids (CPOS) today announced a major advance in the synthesis of organic polymers for plastic solar cells. ...

dateOct 19, 2009 in Polymers
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Physicists make discovery in quantum mechanics

(Santa Barbara, Calif.) -- Physicists at UC Santa Barbara have made an important advance in quantum mechanics using a superconducting electrical circuit. The finding is reported in this week's issue of the journal Nature.

dateSep 23, 2009 in Quantum Physics
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Invasive mussel may inspire new adhesive

(PhysOrg.com) -- The green mussel is known for being a notoriously invasive fouling species, but scientists have just discovered that it also has a very powerful form of adhesion in its foot, according to ...

dateAug 27, 2009 in Biochemistry
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Pushing quantum mechanics to higher levels

Scientists at UC Santa Barbara have devised a new type of superconducting circuit that behaves quantum mechanically -- but has up to five levels of energy instead of the usual two. The findings are published ...

dateAug 11, 2009 in Quantum Physics
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Chemists explain the switchboards in our cells

Our cells are controlled by billions of molecular "switches" and chemists at UC Santa Barbara have developed a theory that explains how these molecules work. Their findings may significantly help efforts to ...

dateAug 03, 2009 in Biochemistry
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