News tagged with nanostructures

Cheap solar cells made from shrimp shells

The materials chitin and chitosan found in the shells are abundant and significantly cheaper to produce than the expensive metals such as ruthenium, which is similar to platinum, that are currently used in making nanostructured ...

dateFeb 18, 2015 in Nanomaterials
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Modeling sunlight harvesting in nanostructures

To create the next generation of solar panels and other light-driven devices, scientists must model how complex interactions occur. Modeling across different scales, from individual atoms to very large systems with thousands ...

dateJul 25, 2016 in Nanophysics
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