News tagged with visible spectrum

Two for one in solar power

Solar cells offer the opportunity to harvest abundant, renewable energy. Although the highest energy light occurs in the ultraviolet and visible spectrum, most solar energy is in the infrared. There is a trade-off in harvesting ...

dateNov 17, 2013 in Nanomaterials
shares0 comments 0

A new light wave

Hold a magnifying glass over the driveway on a sunny day and it will focus sunlight into a single beam. Hold a prism in front of the window and the light will spread out into a perfect rainbow. Lenses like these have been ...

dateAug 12, 2013 in General Physics
shares0 comments 4