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Collecting light with artificial moth eyes

All over the world researchers are investigating solar cells which imitate plant photosynthesis, using sunlight and water to create synthetic fuels such as hydrogen. Empa researchers have developed such a ...

dateJun 18, 2014 in Nanophysics
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Nano-imaging probes molecular disorder

Using a newly developed imaging method, LMU researchers show that thin-film organic semiconductors contain regions of structural disorder that could inhibit the transport of charge and limit the efficiency ...

dateJun 13, 2014 in Nanomaterials
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Solar modules embedded in glass

Organic solar modules have advantages over silicon solar cells. However, one critical problem is their shorter operating life. Researchers are working on a promising solution: they are using flexible glass ...

dateJun 02, 2014 in Energy & Green Tech
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