Inkjet-printed graphene electrodes may lead to low-cost, large-area, possibly foldable devices
Meta-transmitarray offers unprecedented control of light on subwavelength scales
Scientists investigate mystery of telephone cord buckles
Blunt nanostructures could make high-efficiency solar cells easier to fabricate
Study raises questions on what causes silicon solar cell degradation
Solar-powered process could decrease carbon dioxide to pre-industrial levels in 10 years
Solving the solar cell power conversion dilemma
The year ahead in science
Some serious groundwork has been laid. Some amazing instruments are turning on. Some incredible destinations are in sight. If you ask us, 2015 is going to be an awesome year in science.
New mechanism of photoconduction could lead to next-generation excitonic devices
It's a well-known phenomenon in electronics: Shining light on a semiconductor, such as the silicon used in computer chips and solar cells, will make it more conductive. But now researchers have discovered ...
Scientists find errors in hypothesis linking solar flares to global temperature
Researchers at Super-Kamiokande report solar neutrino signal is slightly stronger at night (Update)
How graphene and friends could harness the Sun's energy
(Phys.org) —Combining wonder material graphene with other stunning one-atom thick materials could create the next generation of solar cells and optoelectronic devices, scientists have revealed.
Unlocking nature's quantum engineering for efficient solar energy
(Phys.org)—Quantum scale photosynthesis in biological systems which inhabit extreme environments could hold key to new designs for solar energy and nanoscale devices. Certain biological systems living in ...
Researchers achieve higher solar-cell efficiency with zinc-oxide coating
(Phys.org) —Engineering researchers at the University of Arkansas have achieved the highest efficiency ever in a 9 millimeter-squared solar cell made of gallium arsenide. After coating the cufflink-sized ...