Nanostructures enhance light trapping for solar fuel generation
Small-molecule solar cells get 50% increase in efficiency with optical spacer
Photon funnel could direct and regulate light into solar cells
Hybrid nanostructure with extreme light absorption looks promising for photovoltaics
Manipulating Lorentz and Fano spectral line shapes
Quantum dots with built-in charge boost solar cell efficiency by 50%
Water waves exhibit negative gravity near a periodic array of buoys
Blu-ray disc can be used to improve solar cell performance
Who knew Blu-ray discs were so useful? Already one of the best ways to store high-definition movies and television shows because of their high-density data storage, Blu-ray discs also improve the performance ...
Team reveals molecular structure of water at gold electrodes
When a solid material is immersed in a liquid, the liquid immediately next to its surface differs from that of the bulk liquid at the molecular level. This interfacial layer is critical to our understanding ...
How to make a "perfect" solar absorber
The key to creating a material that would be ideal for converting solar energy to heat is tuning the material's spectrum of absorption just right: It should absorb virtually all wavelengths of light that ...
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.
Researchers devise means to combine scanning tunneling microscopy and infrared spectroscopy
Regulating electron 'spin' may be key to making organic solar cells competitive
Organic solar cells that convert light to electricity using carbon-based molecules have shown promise as a versatile energy source but have not been able to match the efficiency of their silicon-based counterparts.