Gold nanorods provide whole new way of harvesting energy from the sun
A new method of harvesting the Sun's energy is emerging, thanks to scientists at UC Santa Barbara's Departments of Chemistry, Chemical Engineering, and Materials. Though still in its infancy, the research promises to convert ...
Scientists unravel the mechanism of the functioning of a new type of solar cell
Swiss scientists have uncovered the mechanism by which novel, revolutionary solar cells based on lead iodide perovskite light-absorbing semiconductor transfer electrons along their surface. The finding shows these devices ...
Porphyrin Dimers Increase Efficiency of Dye-Sensitized Solar Cells
A dash of disorder yields a very efficient photocatalyst
(PhysOrg.com) -- A little disorder goes a long way, especially when it comes to harnessing the suns energy. Scientists from the U.S. Department of Energys Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory ...
Nano-sandwich Triggers Novel Electron Behavior
(PhysOrg.com) -- A material just six atoms thick in which electrons appear to be guided by conflicting laws of physics depending on their direction of travel has been discovered by a team of physicists at the University of ...
Nanocables could lead to more powerful lithium-ion batteries
Graphene-Based Nanomat Could Lead to Next-Generation Catalysts
Promising new alloy for resistive switching memory
Memory based on electrically-induced "resistive switching" effects have generated a great deal of interest among engineers searching for faster and smaller devices because resistive switching would allow ...
Argonne 'homegrown' hybrid solar cell aims for low-cost power
(PhysOrg.com) -- Scientists at the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Argonne National Laboratory have refined a technique to manufacture solar cells by creating tubes of semiconducting material and then ...
Researchers: English ivy may give sunblock a makeover
When Mingjun Zhang was watching his son play in the yard, he was hit with a burning question: "What makes the ivy in his backyard cling to the fence so tightly?"
Transparent solar cells for windows that generate electricity
Scientists are reporting development of a new transparent solar cell, an advance toward giving windows in homes and other buildings the ability to generate electricity while still allowing people to see outside. ...
Valuable, rare, raw earth materials extracted from industrial waste stream
Fierce competition over raw materials for new green technologies could become a thing of the past, thanks to a discovery by scientists from the University of Leeds.
Scientist Creates Sunscreen from Ivy
Drive through the University of Tennessee in Knoxville on a sunny day, and you may see a man on the side of the road pruning the English ivy.
Virus killer gets supercharged
A simple technique to make a common virus-killing material significantly more effective is a breakthrough from the Rice University labs of Andrew Barron and Qilin Li.