News tagged with thin films

Watching solar cells grow

(Phys.org) —For the first time, a team of researchers at the HZB led by Dr. Roland Mainz and Dr. Christian Kaufmann has managed to observe growth of high-efficiency chalcopyrite thin film solar cells in real time and to ...

dateJun 27, 2013 in Nanomaterials
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3D printing tiny batteries

(Phys.org) —3D printing can now be used to print lithium-ion microbatteries the size of a grain of sand. The printed microbatteries could supply electricity to tiny devices in fields from medicine to communications, including ...

dateJun 18, 2013 in Nanophysics
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Plasma in a bag

Plastic bags coated by plasma at atmospheric pressure serve as a GMP laboratory for the cultivation of adherent cells. The plasma is used to modify the internal surface of the bag specifically, so that different cell types ...

dateJun 10, 2013 in Cell & Microbiology
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Researchers turn cement into metal

(Phys.org) —In a move that would make the Alchemists of King Arthur's time green with envy, scientists have unraveled the formula for turning liquid cement into liquid metal. This makes cement a semi-conductor and opens ...

dateMay 27, 2013 in Condensed Matter
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