News tagged with low temperature

Solar cells for greener and safer energies

Nowadays, our world is in search of cleaner energy sources to power our increasing industrial and economic needs. Solar energy is becoming an alternative source to fossil fuels, but due to the accelerating pace at which we ...

dateJun 21, 2016 in Nanomaterials
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Cooling with the coldest matter in the world

Physicists at the University of Basel have developed a new cooling technique for mechanical quantum systems. Using an ultracold atomic gas, the vibrations of a membrane were cooled down to less than 1 degree above absolute ...

dateNov 24, 2014 in Nanophysics
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Ultrafast charge separation

Polymers are an exciting prospect for use in solar cells because their manufacture is cheap, easily processed at low temperatures and can be scaled up for industrial production. A key drawback is their relatively low power ...

dateJun 17, 2016 in Materials Science
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Switzerland winds up superconductivity

The unusual electronic properties of some superconducting materials permit lossless and dense electrical currents at very low temperatures, even in high magnetic fields. Conductors made of these materials are thus ideal for ...

dateJun 08, 2016 in Superconductivity
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