News tagged with quantum energy

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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Determining the quantum geometry of a crystal

Geometrical phases occur in many places in nature. One of the simplest examples is the Foucault pendulum: a tall pendulum free to swing in any vertical plane. Due to the earth rotation, the actual plane of ...

Nov 07, 2013
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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.

Oct 25, 2013
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New nanomaterial increases yield of solar cells

Researchers from the FOM Foundation, Delft University of Technology, Toyota Motor Europe and the University of California have developed a nanostructure with which they can make solar cells highly efficient. ...

Aug 26, 2013
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