News tagged with low temperatures

Atmospheric chemistry on paper

Normally computers speed up calculations. But with his new pen-and-paper formula Kevin Heng of the University of Bern, Switzerland, gets his results thousands of times faster than using conventional computer codes. The astrophysicist ...

dateJul 22, 2016 in Astronomy
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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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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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