News tagged with quantum efficiency

Electricity generating nano-wizards

Just as alchemists always dreamed of turning common metal into gold, their 19th century physicist counterparts dreamed of efficiently turning heat into electricity, a field called thermoelectrics. Such scientists had long ...

dateMay 18, 2015 in Nanophysics
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Inspired by nature

To maximise the efficiency of solar cells of the future, physicists are taking a leaf out of nature's book.

dateOct 25, 2013 in Biochemistry
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New solar-cell design based on dots and wires

Using exotic particles called quantum dots as the basis for a photovoltaic cell is not a new idea, but attempts to make such devices have not yet achieved sufficiently high efficiency in converting sunlight ...

dateMar 25, 2013 in Nanophysics
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