Shatterproof screens that save smartphones
University of Akron polymer scientists have developed a transparent electrode that could change the face of smartphones, literally, by making their displays shatterproof.
Transparent solar cells
(PhysOrg.com) -- If solar cells were transparent they could be fitted to windows and building facades. Physical modeling helps in the development of suitable materials for transparent electronics and thus ...
Earth's rarest metals ranked in supply risk list
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.
Ultrathin alternative to silicon for future electronics
There's good news in the search for the next generation of semiconductors. Researchers with the U.S. Department of Energy's Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory and the University of California Berkeley, ...
Researchers develop the smallest indium gallium arsenide transistor ever built
Silicon's crown is under threat: The semiconductor's days as the king of microchips for computers and smart devices could be numbered, thanks to the development of the smallest transistor ever to be built ...
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 ...
Researchers develop thin film semiconductor that will drive production of next-generation displays
Researchers at the National Institute for Materials Science have developed a pixel switching semiconductor, which will be the key to driving next-generation displays, by using an oxide film with a new elemental ...
Will carbon nanotubes replace indium tin oxide?
Patent application for innovative film - possible Indium Tin Oxide replacement
Jude Iroh, professor of materials science and engineering at the University of Cincinnati holds several patents dating to his days as a graduate student. Another may soon be on the way.
Thin-Film Solar Cells: New Insights into the Indium/Gallium Puzzle
Scientists at Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz (JGU, Germany) have made a major breakthrough in their search for more efficient thin-film solar cells. Computer simulations designed to investigate the so-called indium/gallium ...
Transparent electronics from graphene-based electrodes (w/ Video)
Flexible, transparent electronics are closer to reality with the creation of graphene-based electrodes at Rice University.
Researchers develop new method for producing transparent conductors
(PhysOrg.com) -- Researchers at UCLA have developed a new method for producing a hybrid graphene-carbon nanotube, or G-CNT, for potential use as a transparent conductor in solar cells and consumer electronic devices. These ...