News tagged with polymer

Tubular science improves polymer solar cells

A popular polymer-based solar cell could produce more energy if the electronic charges can move efficiently through the cell's components. A novel three-component mixture allows conductive solar cell materials to self-align ...

dateApr 10, 2018 in Nanophysics
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Engineers turn plastic insulator into heat conductor

Plastics are excellent insulators, meaning they can efficiently trap heat - a quality that can be an advantage in something like a coffee cup sleeve. But this insulating property is less desirable in products such as plastic ...

dateMar 30, 2018 in Polymers
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Generating energy from fluctuations of light

Researchers at the Laboratory of Organic Electronics at Linköping University have developed a method and a material that generate an electrical impulse when the light fluctuates from sunshine to shade and vice versa. As ...

dateMar 27, 2018 in Condensed Matter
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Custom sequences for polymers using visible light

Researchers from Tokyo Metropolitan University used a light-sensitive iridium-palladium catalyst to make "sequential" polymers, using visible light to change how building blocks are combined into polymer chains. By simply ...

dateMar 22, 2018 in Polymers
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