Bright lights, small crystals: Scientists use nanoparticles to capture images of single molecules
Photon funnel could direct and regulate light into solar cells
Where no lab has gone before: Single-Molecule Electrokinetic Traps
Porphyrin Dimers Increase Efficiency of Dye-Sensitized Solar Cells
Harvesting hydrogen fuel from the Sun using Earth-abundant materials
The race is on to optimize solar energy's performance. More efficient silicon photovoltaic panels, dye-sensitized solar cells, concentrated cells and thermodynamic solar plants all pursue the same goal: to ...
3D graphene: Solar cells' new platinum?
One of the most promising types of solar cells has a few drawbacks. A scientist at Michigan Technological University may have overcome one of them.
'Super-resolution' microscope possible for nanostructures
(Phys.org) —Researchers have found a way to see synthetic nanostructures and molecules using a new type of super-resolution optical microscopy that does not require fluorescent dyes, representing a practical ...
Improved quantum-dot performance: Could enable more efficient computer displays, enhanced biomedical testing
Quantum dots—tiny particles that emit light in a dazzling array of glowing colors—have the potential for many applications, but have faced a series of hurdles to improved performance. But an MIT team ...
Sony TVs show high-end color via quantum dot tech
Nanotube electrodes improve solar cells, could yield low-cost, efficient alternative
Forests of carbon nanotubes are an efficient alternative for platinum electrodes in dye-sensitized solar cells (DSC), according to new research by collaborators at Rice University and Tsinghua University.
Better viewing through fluorescent nanotubes when peering into innards of a mouse
Developing drugs to combat or cure human disease often involves a phase of testing with mice, so being able to peer clearly into a living mouse's innards has real value.
Multi-component nano-structures with tunable optical properties
(PhysOrg.com) -- Scientists at the U.S. Department of Energy's Brookhaven National Laboratory report the first successful assembly of 3-D multi-component nanoscale structures with tunable optical properties ...
Purple Pokeberries hold secret to affordable solar power worldwide
the weeds that children smash to stain their cheeks purple-red and that Civil War soldiers used to write letters home - could be the key to spreading solar power across the globe, according to researchers at Wake Forest University's ...
Innovation puts next-generation solar cells on the horizon
In a world first, a Monash University-led international research team has developed an innovative way to boost the output of the next generation of solar cells.