Hybrid nanostructure with extreme light absorption looks promising for photovoltaics
Nanostructures enhance light trapping for solar fuel generation
Photon funnel could direct and regulate light into solar cells
Manipulating Lorentz and Fano spectral line shapes
Water waves exhibit negative gravity near a periodic array of buoys
Quantum dots with built-in charge boost solar cell efficiency by 50%
Absorption straightens the drunken stagger of light
(Phys.org) —In a study partly funded by the FOM Foundation, physicists from the University of Twente and Yale University have discovered that light travelling through an opaque material follows a straighter ...
Calcium absorption not the cause of evolution of milk digestion in Europeans
Ancient DNA from early Iberian farmers shows that the wideheld evolutionary hypothesis of calcium absorption was not the only reason Europeans evolved milk tolerance.
Tandem polymer solar cells that set record for energy-conversion
(PhysOrg.com) -- In the effort to convert sunlight into electricity, photovoltaic solar cells that use conductive organic polymers for light absorption and conversion have shown great potential. Organic polymers ...
Researchers find absorption features in spectrum of ordinary pulsar
Researchers devise means to combine scanning tunneling microscopy and infrared spectroscopy
Physicists demonstrate quantum plasmons in atomic-scale nanoparticles
Addressing a half-century-old question, engineers at Stanford have conclusively determined how collective electron oscillations, called plasmons, behave in individual metal particles as small as just a few nanometers in diameter. ...
Down to the wire: Inexpensive technique for making high quality nanowire solar cells developed
(PhysOrg.com) -- Solar or photovoltaic cells represent one of the best possible technologies for providing an absolutely clean and virtually inexhaustible source of energy to power our civilization. However, ...
White dwarf star throws light on possible variability of a constant of Nature
An international team led by the University of New South Wales has studied a distant star where gravity is more than 30,000 times greater than on Earth to test its controversial theory that one of the constants ...