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
'Iron Sun' is not a rock band, but a key to how stars transmit energy
(Phys.org)—Working at temperatures matching the interior of the sun, researchers at Sandia National Laboratories' Z machine have been able to determine experimentally, for the first time in history, iron's role in ...
Researchers create successful predictions of combustion reaction rates
Researchers at the U.S. Department of Energy's Argonne and Sandia National Laboratories have demonstrated, for the first time, a method to successfully predict pressure-dependent chemical reaction rates, ...
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 ...
Breakthrough in predictions of pressure-dependent combustion chemical reactions
Researchers at Sandia and Argonne national laboratories have demonstrated, for the first time, a method to successfully predict pressure-dependent chemical reaction rates. It's an important breakthrough in combustion and ...