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The fluorescent future of solar cells

(Phys.org) —For some solar cells, the future may be fluorescent. Scientists at Yale have improved the ability of a promising type of solar cell to absorb light and convert it into electrical power by adding ...

May 09, 2013 4.3 / 5 (11) 1 | with audio podcast

Quantum optics with microwaves

(Phys.org) —Physicists at ETH Zurich have demonstrated one of the quintessential effects of quantum optics—known as the Hong-Ou-Mandel effect—with microwaves, whose frequency is 100'000 times lower ...

May 08, 2013 4.9 / 5 (9) 0 | with audio podcast

Chaos proves superior to order

An international team of physicists, including researchers from the Universities of York and St. Andrews, has demonstrated that chaos can beat order - at least as far as light storage is concerned.

May 07, 2013 4.1 / 5 (9) 3 | with audio podcast

Brilliant dye to probe the brain

To obtain very-high-resolution 3D images of the cerebral vascular system, a dye is used that fluoresces in the near infrared and can pass through the skin. The Lem-PHEA chromophore, a new product outclassing ...

May 02, 2013 4.6 / 5 (5) 0

Germanium made compatible for lasers

(Phys.org) —Good news for the computer industry: a team of researchers has managed to make germanium suitable for lasers. This could enable microprocessor components to communicate using light in future, ...

Apr 22, 2013 4.4 / 5 (11) 1 | with audio podcast