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Microwave oven cooks up solar cell material

University of Utah metallurgists used an old microwave oven to produce a nanocrystal semiconductor rapidly using cheap, abundant and less toxic metals than other semiconductors. They hope it will be used ...

May 06, 2013
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Team demonstrates quantum dots that assemble themselves

(Phys.org) —Scientists from the U.S. Department of Energy's National Renewable Energy Laboratory and other labs have demonstrated a process whereby quantum dots can self-assemble at optimal locations in nanowires, a breakthrough ...

Apr 16, 2013
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The noise about graphene

(PhysOrg.com) -- In last week’s announcement of the Nobel Prize in Physics, the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences lauded graphene’s "exceptional properties that originate from the remarkable world ...

Oct 15, 2010
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