News tagged with energy absorption

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 ...

Sep 29, 2014
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The natural '“coat'” for a stronger outfit

Coated fabrics have been used in many applications such as agriculture, geotextiles, building and construction, medical, filtration and protective clothing. Coating of fabrics involves applying viscous liquid on the surface ...

Jul 05, 2013
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The fluorescent future of solar cells

(Phys.org) —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 ...

May 09, 2013
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