Quantum dot LEDs get brighter, more efficient
First all-carbon solar cell
(Phys.org)—Stanford University scientists have built the first solar cell made entirely of carbon, a promising alternative to the expensive materials used in photovoltaic devices today.
A roadmap for graphene
Wonder material graphene could not only dominate the electronic market in the near future, it could also lead to a huge range of new markets and novel applications, a landmark University of Manchester paper ...
Chameleon crystals could enable active camouflage (w/ video)
(Phys.org) —The ability to control crystals with light and chemistry could lead to chameleon-style color-changing camouflage for vehicle bodies and other surfaces.
New research points to graphene as a flexible, low-cost touchscreen solution
New research published today in the journal Advanced Functional Materials suggests that graphene-treated nanowires could soon replace current touchscreen technology, significantly reducing production costs and allowing for mo ...
Variable glass coatings to stop condensation on windows
Thin-film coatings impart new properties to glass in applications as diverse as window glazing, solar cells and touchscreens. With the Megatron sputtering system, it is now possible for the first time to ...
Probing dopant distribution: Study opens door to better doping of semiconductor nanocrystals
(Phys.org) —The icing on the cake for semiconductor nanocrystals that provide a non-damped optoelectronic effect may exist as a layer of tin that segregates near the surface.
Transparent electrode innovation could bring flexible solar cells, transistors, displays
(Phys.org) —Researchers have created a new type of transparent electrode that might find uses in solar cells, flexible displays for computers and consumer electronics and future "optoelectronic" circuits ...
Organic polymers show sunny potential
(Phys.org) —A new version of solar cells created by laboratories at Rice and Pennsylvania State universities could open the door to research on a new class of solar energy devices.
Copper nanowires offer an efficient, inexpensive approach to solar energy harvesting
Copper adorns the Statue of Liberty, makes sturdy, affordable wiring, and helps our bodies absorb iron. Now, researchers at Duke University would like to use copper to transform sunlight and water into a ...
Copper-nickel nanowires could be perfect fit for printable electronics
While the Statue of Liberty and old pennies may continue to turn green, printed electronics and media screens made of copper nanowires will always keep their original color.
Flexible, light solar cells: Researchers develop a new approach using graphene sheets coated with nanowires
MIT researchers have produced a new kind of photovoltaic cell based on sheets of flexible graphene coated with a layer of nanowires. The approach could lead to low-cost, transparent and flexible solar cells ...
Will carbon nanotubes replace indium tin oxide?
Copper nanowire films could lower touch screen, LED and solar cell costs
Copper nanowires may be coming to a little screen near you. These new nanostructures have the potential to drive down the costs of displaying information on cell phones, e-readers and iPads, and they could ...