Small-molecule solar cells get 50% increase in efficiency with optical spacer
Scientists investigate how electric current flows in multilayer 2-D materials
Hybrid nanostructure with extreme light absorption looks promising for photovoltaics
Scientists enhance light emission in 2D semiconductors by a factor of 100
New coating technique finds application in next-generation lithium battery anodes
Researchers discover promising hydrogen storage material
Stretchable graphene transistors overcome limitations of other materials
Cheap, abundant cathode material found for producing hydrogen fuel (w/ video)
Nanostructured material based on repeating microscopic units has record-breaking stiffness at low density (w/ Video)
What's the difference between the Eiffel Tower and the Washington Monument? Both structures soar to impressive heights, and each was the world's tallest building when completed. But the Washington Monument ...
New manufacturing methods needed for 'soft' machines, robots
Researchers have developed a technique that might be used to produce "soft machines" made of elastic materials and liquid metals for potential applications in robotics, medical devices and consumer electronics.
Copper nanowires could become basis for new solar cells
(Phys.org) —By looking at a piece of material in cross section, Washington University in St. Louis engineer Parag Banerjee, PhD, and his team discovered how copper sprouts grass-like nanowires that could ...
Researchers open path to finding rare, polarized metals
Drexel University researchers are turning some of the basic tenets of chemistry and physics upside down to cut a trail toward the discovery of a new set of materials. They're called "polar metals" and, according ...
Tech reliant on finite metal sources
(Phys.org) —Many of the metals needed to feed the surging global demand for high-tech products, from smart phones to solar panels, cannot be replaced, leaving some markets vulnerable if resources become ...
Team develops new water splitting technique that could produce hydrogen fuel
A University of Colorado Boulder team has developed a radically new technique that uses the power of sunlight to efficiently split water into its components of hydrogen and oxygen, paving the way for the ...