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Finding a buckyball in photovoltaic cell

Polymer-based photovoltaic cells have some real advantages compared to the currently used semiconductor-based cells. They are easy to make and the materials are cheap. The challenge is to figure out how to make efficient ...

Sep 28, 2010
3 / 5 (2) 0 | with audio podcast

Selenium makes more efficient solar cells

Call it the anti-sunscreen. That's more or less the description of what many solar energy researchers would like to find -- light-catching substances that could be added to photovoltaic materials in order ...

Aug 03, 2010
4.5 / 5 (16) 6 | with audio podcast

Does the sun hold a dark secret?

(PhysOrg.com) -- A scientist at Royal Holloway, University of London believes dark matter is lurking at the centre of the sun and cooling down its core temperature.

Jul 21, 2010
4.2 / 5 (24) 17 | with audio podcast

Cometary Impact on Neptune Two Centuries Ago

(PhysOrg.com) -- (PhysOrg.com) -- A comet may have hit the planet Neptune about two centuries ago. This is indicated by the distribution of carbon monoxide in the atmosphere of the gas giant that researchers ...

Jul 16, 2010
4.9 / 5 (15) 2 | with audio podcast

Shells, silicon & neighbourly atoms

What do shells, solar panels and DVDs have in common? At the atomic scale they are 'amorphous', that is -- unlike crystals -- they are built from irregular arrangements of atoms.

Mar 24, 2010
4.4 / 5 (9) 1 | with audio podcast