Nanostructures enhance light trapping for solar fuel generation
Photon funnel could direct and regulate light into solar cells
Hybrid nanostructure with extreme light absorption looks promising for photovoltaics
Manipulating Lorentz and Fano spectral line shapes
Quantum dots with built-in charge boost solar cell efficiency by 50%
Blu-ray disc can be used to improve solar cell performance
Who knew Blu-ray discs were so useful? Already one of the best ways to store high-definition movies and television shows because of their high-density data storage, Blu-ray discs also improve the performance ...
Absorption straightens the drunken stagger of light
(Phys.org) —In a study partly funded by the FOM Foundation, physicists from the University of Twente and Yale University have discovered that light travelling through an opaque material follows a straighter ...
Researchers devise means to combine scanning tunneling microscopy and infrared spectroscopy
Team provides new insight into photosynthesis
Pigments found in plants and purple bacteria employed to provide protection from sun damage do more than just that. Researchers from the University of Toronto and University of Glasgow have found that they ...
Cutting light with a comb
(Phys.org)—Quantum physicists from ETH Zurich have discovered special properties in a laser, thanks to which portable devices can be built to analyse gases and liquids accurately and reliably in the future.
Fujifilm will introduce 1TB optical disc in 2015
Physicists demonstrate quantum plasmons in atomic-scale nanoparticles
Addressing a half-century-old question, engineers at Stanford have conclusively determined how collective electron oscillations, called plasmons, behave in individual metal particles as small as just a few nanometers in diameter. ...
Tandem polymer solar cells that set record for energy-conversion
(PhysOrg.com) -- In the effort to convert sunlight into electricity, photovoltaic solar cells that use conductive organic polymers for light absorption and conversion have shown great potential. Organic polymers ...
Study resolves century-long debate over how to describe electromagnetic momentum density in matter
(PhysOrg.com) -- Researchers from the NIST Center for Nanoscale Science and Technology and the University of British Columbia have shown that the interaction between a light pulse and a light-absorbing object, including the ...