News tagged with quantum dots

Optical materials: Solar cells step up

The Sun is our most promising source of clean and renewable energy. The energy that reaches the Earth from the Sun in an hour is almost equivalent to that consumed by humans over a year. Solar cells can tap ...

Nov 20, 2013
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Hybrid nanostructures: Getting to the core

Material scientists expect the new multifunctional properties of hybrid nanostructures will transform the development of high-performance devices, including batteries, high-sensitivity sensors and solar cells. ...

Jun 19, 2013
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Like fish on waves: electrons go surfing

Physicists at the RUB, working in collaboration with researchers from Grenoble and Tokyo, have succeeded in taking a decisive step towards the development of more powerful computers. They were able to define two little quantum ...

Sep 22, 2011
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Post-silicon computing

Could Pittsburgh be the nation's next "Strontium Valley"? The University of Pittsburgh is the lead institution on a $1.8 million grant from the National Science Foundation and the Nanoelectronics Research Initiative (NRI) ...

Sep 19, 2011
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