Inkjet-printed graphene electrodes may lead to low-cost, large-area, possibly foldable devices
Hybrid energy harvester generates electricity from vibrations and sunlight
Flexible, semitransparent power source made with novel comb-teeth structure
On a clear day: Noise-induced quantum coherence increases photosynthetic yield
Multijunction solar cell could exceed 50% efficiency goal
Synergistic effect discovered in layered quantum dot solar cells
New two-dimensional semiconductor has ideal band gap for solar harvesting
'Superstructured' solar cells achieve record efficiency of 10.9%
Inverted polymer solar cell efficiency sets world record
Nanoparticle opens the door to clean-energy alternatives
(Phys.org) —Cheaper clean-energy technologies could be made possible thanks to a new discovery. Research team members led by Raymond Schaak, a professor of chemistry at Penn State University, have found ...
Printing innovations provide tenfold improvement in organic electronics
SLAC and Stanford researchers have developed a new, printing process for organic thin-film electronics that results in films of strikingly higher quality.
Organic polymers show sunny potential
(Phys.org) —A new version of solar cells created by laboratories at Rice and Pennsylvania State universities could open the door to research on a new class of solar energy devices.
Research team finds that the ratio of component atoms vital to performance
There has been great interest in recent years in using tiny particles called quantum dots to produce low-cost, easily manufactured, stable photovoltaic cells. But, so far, the creation of such cells has been ...
Weird science: Crystals melt when they're cooled
(Phys.org) —Growing thin films out of nanoparticles in ordered, crystalline sheets, to make anything from microelectronic components to solar cells, would be a boon for materials researchers, but the physics ...