News tagged with energy transfer

'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.

dateFeb 09, 2012 in Nanophysics
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Sonic booms in nerves and lipid membranes

(—Neurons might not be able to send signals as fast as electrons in wires or photons in fiber, but what if they can communicate using miniature sonic booms? That would be quite a revolutionary discovery. A group ...

dateJan 20, 2015 in General Physics report
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The fluorescent future of solar cells

( —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 a fluorescent ...

dateMay 09, 2013 in Optics & Photonics
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Switchable Nanostructures Made with DNA

( -- Scientists at the U.S. Department of Energy’s Brookhaven National Laboratory have found a new way to use a synthetic form of DNA to control the assembly of nanoparticles — this time resulting in switchable, ...

dateDec 21, 2009 in Bio & Medicine
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