News tagged with absorption

The fluorescent future of solar cells

( —For some solar cells, the future may be fluorescent. Scientists at Yale have improved the ability of a promising type of solar cell to absorb light and convert it into electrical power by adding a fluorescent ...

dateMay 09, 2013 in Optics & Photonics
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New material to soak up oil spills?

Scientists said Tuesday they had manufactured a lightweight and reusable material that can absorb up to 33 times its weight in certain chemicals—a possible new tool against water pollution.

dateApr 30, 2013 in Nanomaterials
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