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 ...
Heat-conducting plastic developed
The spaghetti-like internal structure of most plastics makes it hard for them to cast away heat, but a University of Michigan research team has made a plastic blend that does so 10 times better than its conventional ...
SSDs the size of a postage stamp coming soon
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.
Intel wireless charging in a bowl coming sooner than later
Scientists develop new hybrid energy transfer system
Scientists from the University of Southampton, in collaboration with the Universities of Sheffield and Crete, have developed a new hybrid energy transfer system, which mimics the processes responsible for ...