Photon funnel could direct and regulate light into solar cells
Study supports role of quantum effects in photosynthesis
Artificial photosynthesis system gets efficiency boost from graphene
Answer to energy transfer debate could impact areas from photovoltaics to quantum information
Artificial light-harvesting method achieves 100% energy transfer efficiency
Quantum mechanics explains efficiency of photosynthesis
Light-gathering macromolecules in plant cells transfer energy by taking advantage of molecular vibrations whose physical descriptions have no equivalents in classical physics, according to the first unambiguous ...
Could Exotic Matter Provide an Infinite Source of Energy?
Scientists develop a 'nanosubmarine' that delivers complementary molecules inside cells
With the continuing need for very small devices in therapeutic applications, there is a growing demand for the development of nanoparticles that can transport and deliver drugs to target cells in the human ...
'Dark plasmons' transmit energy
Microscopic channels of gold nanoparticles have the ability to transmit electromagnetic energy that starts as light and propagates via "dark plasmons," according to researchers at Rice University.
Secret of efficient photosynthesis: Purple bacteria's light-harvesting prowess lies in highly symmetrical molecules
Purple bacteria are among Earth's oldest organisms, and among its most efficient in turning sunlight into usable chemical energy. Now, a key to their light-harvesting prowess has been explained through a detailed structural ...
SSDs the size of a postage stamp coming soon
Bacterial protein called UmuD may prevent antibiotic resistance
The widespread and indiscriminate use of antibiotics has prompted many bacteria to mutate, an adaptation that often renders the drugs useless. The increasing threat of resistance worries infectious disease ...
Good vibrations lead to molecular revelation
(PhysOrg.com) -- A little luck and the wisdom to recognize what they were seeing helped Rice University researchers solve a molecular conundrum in a way that could be a boon to chemists.